Johnny Taranto is a co-founder and co-director of Hypergraphic Writers Workshop. He lives in Harlem and works as a visual artist and author of creative fiction. Recent efforts have sought to explore such themes as contemporary American urban life as experienced by lofty aspirants from blue-collar backgrounds, as well as heritage, and isolation within the -topian world; neither dys-, nor u-.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.