Featured Artists

Youth Feature: wes matthews

Wes Matthews (A.K.A Dubya Shadow) is a rising youth poet and aspiring emcee from Detroit, Michigan. He is currently a part of Detroit’s prominent InsideOut Literary Arts Project. He has competed in Brave New Voices in Washington D.C. and became the youngest ever TedXDetroit speaker in October of 2016. He has been featured multiple times in the Detroit Free Press and, as of 2016, is the founder of his very own music journalism forum Singe Magazine. He is 1/7 of Detroit hip hop group Critical Theory. Wes forges his work with an imaginative eye on the darkness of cultural and historical landscapes, connecting them with personal ideals.

Featured Adult Artist

Three amazing adults are featured in this issue. Be sure to check out Judy Judge, Mahinour Tawfik, and Tristan Joseph Boisvert’s pieces!

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