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Issue 3 Contributors

Posted by Momma Tried (Creator)

We're so excited by this issue's contributing artists and writers! They're such a talented, experimental, and accomplished group, and we can't wait for you to get to got to know their work better. 

Here's a little more about the artists and writers that we're featuring in this issue: 


Adam Biles is an English author living in Paris. His first book, Grey Cats, was a runner-up in the inaugural Paris Literary Prize in 2011. Biles’ second and most recent book, Feeding Time was named “a fiction pick of 2016” by the Guardian, and a book of the year for The Observer, The Irish Times, The Millions, 3:AM Magazine and Necessary Fiction. We are proud to include his short story Teenage Pastoral.

Anne Boyer is a poet and author living in Kansas City, Missouri. Her books include The Romance of Happy Workers, The 2000s, My Common Heart, and Garments Against Women, which was selected as a “Best of 2015” by The New Statesman and later named the 2016 Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Award Winner in Poetry. Garments Against Women was also on the Small Press Distribution’s best seller list in poetry and The New York Times called it a “passionate book that registers the political economy of life and literature itself.” Her story Fable appears in Issue 3.

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles based performance artist and writer. She has performed at Pulse Art Fair, MOCA, the Hammer Museum, and elsewhere. She is the author of several books including The Ravenous Audience, Abra, and E! Entertainment, a selection of which was first published in Issue 1 of Momma Tried. Durbin has been called “one of the most compelling contemporary American writers… No one does what she does in the way that she does it.” Durbin is also the founding editor of Gaga Stigmata, and her tumblr project, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic. A selection from her forthcoming project Hoarders will appear in Issue 3.

Rae Faust, an emerging author, is a southern writer now residing in the Mid-Atlantic. We are very pleased to publish her short story, The Platform.

Angela Genusa is a writer and artist living in Louisiana. She is the author of Every Google Sky I’ve Ever Lived Beneath, Simone’s Embassy, Twentysix Wikipedia Articles, Musee du Service des Objets Trouves, Spam Bibliography, Tender Buttons, Jane Doe and many other writings. She has been featured in Jacket2 and her work mentioned in Frieze Magazine and The New Yorker. Her writing has been anthologized in Best American Experimental Writing 2014, and Rhizome's Best of Rhizome 2012. A selection from Genusa’s V/O will appear in Issue 3.

Lil Internet is a writer, music producer, and director from Norfolk, VA. Currently residing in Berlin, Lil Internet has directed music videos for Skrillex, Diplo, Boys Noize, Iggy Azalea, and Beyonce. Much of his writing is focused on media and cultural criticism and has appeared in Art Forum and Texte Zur Kunst. He also coined the term, “sea punk.” We are happy to publish his essay, Reality’s Proxy: Reversal of Flow and the Apocalypse.

Joseph Mosconi is a writer and poet based in Los Angeles, where he directs the Poetic Research Bureau and edits the art and literary magazine, Area Sneaks. He is the author of Demon Miso/Fashion In Child and Fright Catalog. His work has also appeared in Triple Canopy, Material and other journals. A selection from Mosconi’s Word Search appears in Issue 3.

David Sanchez is a student at the University of South Florida. His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in their literary journal “Thread." Sanchez’s poem The Grove appears in Issue 3.


Z Behl is a multidisciplinary artists living and working in New York City. Behl’s work has been shown in a number of exhibitions including Joker's Solitaire, at Kai Matsumiya in New York; Glass House at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City; and 7ELEVEN Gallery, New York. She is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and has been an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works and MOCA - Tucson. A frequent collaborator with wunderkind filmmakers Court 13, Z Behl is currently working on her first feature film, Gepetto.

Joshua Edward Bennett is a New Orleans based artist, designer and musician from Tennessee. He is a member of Good Children Gallery, and frequently creates work and collaborates under the nom de guerre, Nommo Nommo.

Tiffany Bozic is a self-taught artist currently living and working in her cottage under the redwood trees in Marin, CA. In her paintings, Bozic combines the traditional air of tightly rendered nature illustrations with a highly emotional range of surreal metaphorical themes.

Amaryllis DeJesus-Moleski is an artist whose current body of work explores the concept of the “future femme myth,” and how the creation of new visual mythologies can be used to empower queer people and people of color. DeJesus-Moleski received her BFA from the California College of the Arts, and has been featured in several publications, including HyperAllergic and the Huffington Post. In 2017 she was accepted into Yale University’s MFA program for painting and printmaking.

Robert Ek is an artists and designer based in Sweden. Most well known for his 3D animations, Ek’s instagram @kreationsministern has nearly 70k followers.

Agustin Hernandez is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in Vice, Steadfast Mag and Lolawho. He has a significant following on Tumblr and Instagram.

Nico Salazar received his BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York and Santa Fe, collaborating with brands such as Paul Frank Toys, Blamo, Novelty Haus, and Meow Wolf. Pulling inspiration from the Super Flat movement, street art, and 80s anime, Nico’s ultra-graphic black and white style showcases a unique synergy of cute and grotesque imagery that lends itself to countless mediums. He is the founder of the Santa Fe based label, Future Fantasy Delight.

Akrum Salem is an emerging photographer from New Orleans, La. He has previously appeared in Momma Tried as a model in Issue 2’s Tomorrow’s Parties. Salem has also appeared in Pin-Ups, Butt Magazine, and in music videos for Big Freedia, Nicky Da B and Diplo. He is also an occasional party promoter, body-worker, chef, and maker of specialty milks.

Joseph Sobel is an artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. He lives and works in Paris, France. Sobel’s work has been shown in dozens of exhibitions at venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, including the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea, the Venice Biennale, and in the Portraiture Collection at the Musee du Louvre, Paris as part of the Exposure Award. In 2015, Sobel was an artists-in-residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. He holds an MFA in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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