Author Spotlight: Sam Dapanas

Alton Melvar M Dapanas (them/they) is author of Towards a Theory on City Boys: Prose Poems (England: Newcomer Press, 2021), assistant nonfiction editor of London-based Panorama: The Journal of Place & Travel, Iowa-based Atlas & Alice, and editorial reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine. Their piece, ‘Three Holidays’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 03: Roots, available to…

Author Spotlight: Michael Gazda

Michael Gazda published “Tomatoes” in the Roots issue of Epoch Press, which you can buy here.Why do you write CNF, and do you explore other genres in your work? Writing Creative Non-Fiction allows me to explore my thoughts and feelings in a way that goesbeyond autobiography or personal history. When…

Author Spotlight: Tracy Rothschild Lynch

Tracy Rothschild Lynch writes CNF and poetry and currently divides her time between Virginia and London. Tracy’s work has been published in Janus Literary Journal, HerStry, and Brain,Child, among others. Her piece, ‘Maternal Ebb, Flow’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 03: Roots, available to purchase here. Why do you…

Pedestrian Verse

End of the calendar month is payday. In my case, it marks the start of
the eternal battle between good and evil, employee and HR.
My bank account has the empty desperation of a junkie seeking the
next hit. In my case, I seek the £700 rent due tomorrow.

Author Spotlight: Shiksha Dheda

​​Shiksha Dheda uses poetry (mostly) to express her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Sometimes, she dabbles in photography, painting, and baking lopsided layered cakes. Her piece, ‘My Mother’s Tongue’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 03: Roots, available to purchase here. Why do you write CNF, and do you explore…

Author Spotlight: Shell St. James

Shell St. James is a native New Englander, living and writing in North Carolina. Visit www.shellstjames.com, or read more at https://vocal.media/authors/shell-st-james. Her piece, ‘Cranberry Town’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 03: Roots, available to purchase here. Why do you write CNF, and do you explore other genres in your…