SPOTLIGHT ON WRITERS
We would like to shine a spotlight on some of our Spring 2023 contributors.
Look for their work when you pick up a copy of The Bayou Review!
For a preview, click on the name of their piece.
Poetry: "Baillando contigo"
Carla Castillo (Tucumán, Argentina) es diseñadora gráfica y publicista de profesión empleada bancaria de ocupación. Madre y esposa, y escritora por elección. Enamorada de las artes en todas sus representaciónes, disfruta especialmente de la música y de la literatura porque en algún momento de su vida se apagaron las luces, las formas se desdibujaron y los colores opacaron. Vive con la esperanza puesta en la ciencia y la medicina.
Makaila Whitmire is a traditional artist specializing in realism. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of Houston-Downtown, minoring in art. She wishes to become a medical illustrator and will be focusing on women and female-specific ailments. She was born in Beaumont, Texas and is the first person in her family to obtain a higher education.
Milena Sanabria Contreras
Milena Sanabira Contreras holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural sciences and Spanish philology and a master’s degree in comparative literature and art from the University of Potsdam. Her translations have appeared in Frontera/Border and No Man’s Land. She is finishing an MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa.
Lorenzo Arturo Camacho
Lorenzo Arturo Camacho (he/him, they/them) was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He is a writer interested in desire, dream-like sensations, sci-fi, graphic novels, videogames and mountains. He is currently finishing an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Iowa.
Scoop was born and raised in Third Ward Houston and developed a love for literature as a kid in the library. He graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2020 with a degree in Creative Writing. Scoop was an editor of the Bayou Review, working with wonderful writers to produce impactful anthologies. Currently he is a freelance writer/filmmaker and wine specialist.