New Life Quarterly Magazine

Quarterly magazine of art and criticism
Wolfman Books, 2017-2020

An image I created for New Life issue 4, the Correspondence Issue. We partnered with Berkeley Art Museum to host a letter writing event in their Art Lab, facilitated by quarterly editor, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo. In the center of the image is the cover of the book, which is surrounded by mail from the BAM mail program.

New Life Quarterly was the quarterly arts and culture magazine from Wolfman Books. Founded in 2017 by myself, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Tara Marsden, and Jacob Kahn. Spanning six ambitious issues, the quarterly contained profiles, columns, reviews, features, as well as selected poetry, fiction, art portfolios and non-fiction by emerging and established artists and writers. New Life attempted to explore the intersections of art and community, highlighting the exuberant and experimental margins—providing a platform for contributors and readers whose  identities exist at often overlooked intersections of race, class, gender-nonconformity, and sexuality to cultivate and connect.

In my role as editor, I worked with dozens of writers and artists to create reviews, essays, profiles and reviews for the magazine. I also oversaw all aspects of production, design and distribution of each issue.


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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS AND PARTICIPANTS
@laurencessss • 5/5 Multimedia Collective • Abdullah Shakur • Akande X • Ali Giordani • Alton, Brian, and Molloy McMullen • Amanda Davis • Amy Berkowitz • Amy Langer • Ana Karen • Andrea Abi-Karam • Andrew Evans • Andrew Wilson • Andy Puls • Ashia Ajani • Astrid Elisabeth • Avery Trufelman • BAMPFA Art Lab • Barbara Browning • Blair Johnson • Brandon Shimoda • Brontez Purnell • Caleb Beckwith • Caren Beilin • Charlie Macquarie • Chelsea A. Flowers • Christian Nagler • Claire Boyle • Claire Buss • Claire Grossman • Claire Mullen • Claire Stringer • Clara Sankey • Coco Spencer • Colin Winnette • Connie Zheng • Daley Farr • Danielle Wright • Davey Davis • David Brazil • Dionne Lee • Dongyi Wu • Dorothy Santos • Dot Devota • E.H. Mann • Elisabeth Nicula • el李 • Emerson Whitney • Eric Sneathen • Evan Kennedy • Felicia Griffin • Francis Mead • Gabriel Ramirez • Geoff Saba • Hannah Kezema • Hannah Kingsley-Ma • Heather Dewey-Hagborg • Helen Shewolfe Tseng • Holly Meadows-Smith • Indira Allegra • Isabel Balée • j.j. Mull • Jacob Kahn • Jade Ariana Fair • Jamal Batts • Jamie Townsend • Jamuna Shrestha • Jasmine Gibson • Jeannine Ventura • Jeff Cheung • Jennifer Williams • Jenny Odell • Jerónimo Rüedi & Kit Schluter • Jessie Alsop • Jordan Karnes • José Vadi • Julian Francis Park • Julian Talamantez Brolaski • Juliana Delgado Lopera • Julio Linares • Kate Robinson Beckwith • Kathryn E. Styer • Kevin Killian • Kwame Boafo • Laura Woltag • Lauren Whitehead • Leila Weefur • Lena Sok • Leora Fridman • Lindsey Boldt • Lisa Pradhan • Liza St. James • Louise McCune • Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo • Lydia Magyar  • Madeline Gobbo • Marcela Pardo Ariza • Margaret McCarthy • Mary Welcome • Matt Carney • Matt Sussman • Maya Dusenbery • Maya Weeks • MI Leggett • Miranda Tsang • Mitsuko Brooks • Monica Westin • Muzae Sesay • Nadia Shihab • Nicole Lavelle • Nicole Shaffer • No School at 2727 California Street • Oki Sogumi • Paolo Yumol • Paul Mpagi Sepuya • Pete Lee • Philip Košćak • Pia Cortez • PJ Gubatina Policarpio • Ra Malika Imhotep • Rachel Khong • Raphael Villet • Ricki Dwyer • Rita Bullwinkel  • Sam Vernon • Samantha Espinoza • Sanford Jenkins • Sarah Burke • Sarah Simon • Sarah Toshie Cargill • Sarah-Dawn Albani • Sophia Dahlin • Sophia Wang  • Stephen Steinbrink • Summer Mason • Tara Marsden • Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta • Thanh Hằng Phạm • The Burl Concentrate  • Till Krause • Tommy Orange • Tongo Eisen-Martin • Trisha Low • Umeko Motoyoshi • Vreni Michelini Castillo • Yalie Kamara • Yosefa Raz • Zoe Donnellycolt • Zoé Samudzi • Zoe Tuck


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