Derrick is a comedian, poet and storyteller. He is a former Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country,” Write Bloody Publishing, which has launched over 112 books of poetry. He is the author of six books of poetry and three children’s books. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He is from LA.
Aly Sarafa, Chief Operating Officer
Aly Sarafa received her Bachelor’s in Music – Music Business/Management from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2016. During her time at Berklee, she interned at Heavy Rotation Records, Ralph Jaccodine Management, was road manager for the band Aüva, and toured with the Power of Music as their tour management intern.
Her dream is to rescue two pit bulls, who she will name Taco and Chalupa (Chuy, for short). She would like to own a top hat, just because. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. You can find her looking super professional on LinkedIn and looking slightly less professional on Instagram.
Lino Anunciacion, Senior Media Manager
Lino Anunciacion is a spoken word artist, art community organizer, and full-time college student living in Bryan, Texas. He is the current President of his local poetry scene, Mic Check Poetry, and director of Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival. You can find his work in publications like Pressure Gauge Press, The Harpoon Review, Alien Mouth, and The Eckleburg Project. He is obsessed with blurry lights and terrified of deep waters.
Katie Hogan, Editor
Katie Hogan is the founder, creative director, and editor-in-chief of The Altar Collective, a small press and arts collective. She is currently getting her MA in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College.
Madison Mae Parker, Editor
Madi is a writer, poet, arts organizer, teaching artist, and performing artist. She has been director of organizations such a Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Mic Check Poetry, The Eckleburg Project, and more. Her hair may be pink, but her soul is actually dark (just kidding, it’s actually filled with anime and Adventure Time and poetry). She is currently an artist-in-resident in KCMO.
Keaton Maddox, Editor
Keaton first came to the press in 2013 when there was still a brick-and-mortar store in Austin, Texas. In addition to his role as Senior Editor for Write Bloody, he is also the Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Review, an online and in-print literary journal established in 2003. He lives in Bushwick, New York.