Tony Foley is a poet, essayist, storyteller, sculptor, 2-D designer, collage artist, and video maker from Honolulu, HI and Oak Park, IL. Tony attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where he earned his BA in Creative Writing and worked on both Catch and Cellar Door magazines. His work takes influence from thinkers like Carl Sandburg, D.A. Powell, Garrett Hongo, Pablo Neruda, and Allan Kaprow. He was interviewed recently about his work with Callosum for The Review Review.
Max DeGenova is a filmmaker, photographer, actor, musician, and Chicago native. He graduated with a BA in Cinema Arts + Sciences and a minor in Stage Acting from Columbia College Chicago in 2016. He has written and directed numerous narrative films as well as music videos and experimental films. His influences include Michel Gondry, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze, Jean-Luc Godard, Charlie Kaufman, Franz Kafka. He believes in honesty in the creative process, that art is an expression of truth.
Katie Cole is an event planner, artist manager, entrepreneur, visual artist, and amateur musician from Chicago, IL. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Music Business Management and a minor in Marketing in 2016. More so than anyone famous, she is inspired by the creative people in her life as well as Radiohead, The Beatles, Carrie Brownstein, and Amy Poehler to name a few. Most of her work is work involves supporting other artists.
John Cunningham is a musician, composer, and producer from Oak Park, IL. He graduated with BFA in Jazz Performance at Columbia College of Chicago in 2017. John's work is inspired by artists like, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, and J. Dilla. John is concerned with how musicology bridges the distance between cultures, as well as the rituals of music making, and the ethics of music scholarship.
Caleb Awe is a poet, playwright, screenwriter, and an actor raised in Oak Park, IL. Caleb earned his BA from Knox College in both Creative Writing and Theater. Caleb's approach has been deeply influenced by artists such as Charlie Kaufman, Tim Burton, Carl Phillips, Harold Pinter, and Sarah Kane. His work is concerned with issues of group identity, animation and visual aesthetics, the moon, and what the word "alone" means. Caleb hopes to offer a voice to those people who have been dismissed as too young or inexperienced and a chance for them and their work to be taken seriously.
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Andrew Marr is a fiction writer, essayist, musician, and philosophy dabbler from Wheaton, IL. Andrew studied philosophy and English at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. He worked on Catch, Cellar Door, The Common Room, and The Knox Student. His influences include Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. His interests include philosophy of philosophy, history and philosophy of the life sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries, and philosophy of humor.