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
Translation of fiction, "Aqua floris", by Arturo Camacho
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.
Poetry: "The Sun in the Window is My Cup of Coffee"
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.