Special thanks to Anya Groner for her time, guidance, and dedication to this issue of Umbrat. Thank you to Mischa Krilov for his IT and moral support. Thank you to Ms. Mary Jane Parker for her help with the visual art. Thank you to Mr. Brian Hammell and Leslie Gamboni for their help with helping with advertising this issue. Thank you to Mr. Kyle Wedberg and Mr. Blake Coheley for their continued support.
Jordan Blanchard is a senior at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Though she isn't particularly skilled at describing herself, she is a brown-eyed writer, photographer, and food enthusiast who enjoys monochromatism, quality milkshakes, and anything but tropical house. She's also one of the editors of Umbrat 4. Wrote BABYBOY AND MA-GEMINI: ACHE.
She has an avid appreciation for hot chai, smooth pens, and tumultuous weather--between thunderstorms she feels incomplete. She is one of the editors on Umbrat 4. She is a junior at NOCCA's Academic Studio. Level III Creative Writer. Wrote for the boy baptized in muddy water.
Level IV Creative Writer. Senior at NOCCA's Academic Studio. One of the editors of Umbrat 4. Wrote Sandro Tries To Drown.
Corazon Johnston is a 16 year old junior at G.W. Carver High School and a level II Creative Writer at NOCCA, and enrolled at Delgado community college. She has won two Silver Key Scholastic Creative Writing Awards in 2016 for her poem Conformity and her short story Blind in the Eye of the Storm was granted honorary mention in the Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Contest (2016), and short listed in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest for high school short stories (2016) for Watered Bones. She lives in New Orleans. Wrote Forget Me Not On This Long Weekend.
Kayla Reado is a junior Level III Creative Writer. Attends NOCCA's Academic Studio. Was recently published in Transition Magazine. Loves to listen to Prince. Wrote Adira al-Qadir (Mother of "Suicide" Victim)---
Darius Christiansen is a junior NOCCA level III Creative Writer. Attends NOCCA's Academic Studio. Was recently published by Transition Magazine, a William Faulkner Writing Contest Finalist. Loves Adele. Wrote Lady Misery Contemplates God's Plan.
Lily Hauge is a Level II Creative Writer at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts as well as a student at Destrehan High-School. Wrote Undertow.
Ta'Juan Clark is a Level II Visual Artist. Senior at NOCCA's Academic Studio. Artwork displayed is Study of a Moment.
I am black then female. I aspire for my work to that part of my identity and create space for pushing boundaries. Level II Visual Artist. Senior at NOCCA's Academic Studio. Artwork displayed is Untitled.
Level three junior in visual arts attending NOCCA and homeschooling. I love making art about the physical processes of memory and obsession, as well as exploring the beautiful details of bodies. Produced Guts (cover images).
Reed Parker is an anthropologist. Botanist. Rihanna. An art project. Level IV Visual Artist. Senior at NOCCA's Academic Studio. National Young Arts finalist, Scholastic Art & Writing Goldkey Winner. Artwork displayed is I Did Not Resurface.