Meet the Spring 2013 Staff

Jerome Steegmans, General Editor
Author. Editor. Occultist. Publisher. On my bedside table: Terisa Batista; Home From the Wars by Jorge Amado; Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston; Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being by Ernst Uehli; The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi; the February 2013 issue of Poetry; the Winter 2012 issue of The Paris Review; A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake by Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson; The Red Book (or Liber Novus, a reader’s edition) by C.G. Jung; The Old Testament, by God (sic). On my eReader: Finnegans Wake by James Joyce; Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov; Nine Lectures on Bees by Rudolf Steiner; Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace; The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick; the Alan Moore stretch of Swamp Thing. Perhaps I am reading too many things at once …

Seth Luther, Managing Editor
Seth Luther is the managing editor this semester for Forum Magazine. He is currently reading Kobo Abe. He also likes very much Kafka and Vonnegut. He is also the mastermind behind Magicwear Manwear Underwear: a manufacturer of manly magical underwear designed specifically for men who are magicians. His efficiency studio apartment receives no light causing mold to grow on his face instead of facial hair.

Nick Witstok, Fiction Editor
Nick Witstok is in his third year at City College and is a fiction junkie/editor at Forum. He has taken a handful of creative writing classes, reads Cormac McCarthy almost religiously, writes surreal/dark fiction, jams at local metal shows, and is currently working on a story which will undoubtedly drive him insane. Also enjoys Faulkner, Hemingway, Thomas Harris, Dennis Lehane, Stephen King, Joseph Conrad, Tim O’ Brien and The Art of War.

Shelby Borofca, Assistant Fiction Editor
Shelby is a second-year student at CCSF and previously studied at SFSU earning a BA in Political Science. Before attempting to be practical, however, she studied Creative Writing, and is very glad to have found a home at Forum, as well as on the CCSF Rams Softball team where she pitches and plays first base.

Katerina Argyres, Poetry Editor
Katerina Argyres transfered to CCSF last semester and is the poetry editor atForum. She enjoys reading mystery, sci fi and fantasy along with most graphic novels and a lot of comics. Currently she is reading/re-reading Tom Robbins, Ross Macdonald, Warren Ellis and Christopher Moore. When she is not face first in a book her mind tends to wander into the dark abyss of crime and murder as she attempts to write the greatest action movie screenplay of all time.

Taylor Herrera, Visual Arts Editor, Club Treasurer
Taylor Herrera is the visual arts editor and Forum club treasurer. His origin: Hawaii in the early ’90s. His reading preference: Salinger, Bukowski, Kerouac, Palahniuk, Vonnegut, Klausen, etc. He is currently reading Nina Simone’s autobiography I Put A Spell On You and Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success. He reads often, takes pictures every day and is studying book binding at CCSF.

Sierra Taoatao, Assistant Visual Arts Editor
Sierra, a part of the visual arts team at Forum, is in her second year of college. She is waiting to transfer to the California College of the Arts to pursue a degree in Graphic Design. Overall her passions lie in typography and she finds much interest in how messages can be conveyed through various types of art forms using very minimalistic ideas.

Marcus Green, Assistant Visual Arts Editor
Marcus is in his first semester at CCSF and has recently separated from the military after six years. Marcus hails from Sacramento and is enjoying his experiences in the Bay Area. He likes looking at photographs, although he does not have a background in photography, and hopes to gain more of a knowledge of visual arts and photography during his time at Forum.

Stephen Kral, Online Editor, Non-Fiction Editor
Stephen Kral is taking his first semester at CCSF and is this semester’s online editor, non-fiction editor and ICC representative. Originally from Minnesota, he has lived in California now for eight years, the last two of which have been in San Francisco. (The realities of rent, however, might soon lead him to the East Bay, an idea he is warming up to.) A reader at heart, some of Stephen’s favorite authors include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Merton, Flannery O’Connor and, most recently, Junot Diaz. The books currently commanding his attention however are Angela Y. Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete? and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. When not reading, Stephen tries to find time to draw, listen to records and dance, some times all at once.

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