SMITE THE GODS, DRINK THE OCEANS, EAT THE UNIVERSE

IDENTITY: 

     Captained by Creative Director, Tristan Cody (EIC The Jawline Review, Poetry Editor the winnow magazine), POCKETFIRE aims to set the stage for a modern poetry revival. Our focus is inclusive, uncompromising creativity sharpened by contemporary language. We believe there is space for poetry in the stage light of current pop culture. Our inspirations include Anis Mojgani, Sam Sax, Neil Hilborn, Kate Tempest, James Franco, Rudy Francisco and more. These wonderful titans are here for reference to stylistic favorites our reading and editing team may have. However, we accept all styles and voices - please, do not feel as if you need to avoid submitting your work if it does not "match" what you see above. Surprise us with your originality.  

 

ACTION: 

 

      POCKETFIRE's vision of combining film and poetry is aimed to place the written word into the spotlight of pop-culture and allow the efforts of our writers to be scene on a more global stage. This is not about moving poetry into a new medium, but utilizing a different medium to reach wonderful people who may have never had the chance to see the beauty of poetry before.  

INCLUSION: 

     POCKETFIRE has a mission to include all people into the fold of creative expression. We do not tolerate any form of inequality, racism, prejudice or hate speech. If you do hold any malice for another human based on their appearance, orientation or identity, you are not welcomed to submit or view our catalog of work. Be better, be kind. 

THE PEOPLE WHO KEEP THE FIRE 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: TRISTAN CODY

     Tristan Cody (EIC of The Jawline Review and current Poetry Editor of the winnow magazine) is the creator of POCKETFIRE. Assembling the patchwork of different mediums and pursuits together for the driving force in poetry's modern revival into the mainstream, he seeks to push talented minds into the spotlight and let them shine. 

POETRY EDITOR: RACHAEL CROSBIE

      Rachael Crosbie is the Poetry Editor for POCKETFIRE and the Editor-in-Chief & Founder of the winnow magazine. She has a BA in English Literature, and she is working toward her MS in Publishing at NYUSPS. Rachael was recently published in Mad Swirl, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, Off the Coast, and others. Above all, she loves dissecting horror films with her fiance, reading poetry and literary theories, and hugging dogs.

EDITING SERVICES 

SENIOR READER: KEANA AGUA LABRA

      Keana Aguila Labra (they/siya/she) is a 2019 Best of Net nominated Tagalog-Cebuana poet and a bi Pinay who writes. Knowing the importance of representation, they hope to foster a creative safe space for Filipino/a/x and marginalized communities with their online magazine, Marías at Sampaguitas. Their favorite genres are sci-fi thrillers, mysteries, and Westerns. 

KEANA'S MEDIUM

DIRECTOR OF FILM AND CINEMATOGRAPHY: SEAN MUNIZ

      I like to make moments happen and bring words to life! I'm a filmmaker based in the Bay Area making my life a movie through collaborative conversations. These pieces of art are visual representations of us that we can remember for life. 
 

     "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen,               others make it happen. --Michael Jordan"

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POCKETFIRE EST. 2020. 
 

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