Contributors

Meet the Artists and Writers from our December issue

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Robin Brownfield
(she/her/hers)

Artist

Robin Brownfield is a former sociology professor who turned to art after becoming disabled. While she dabbles in numerous art forms, she finds mosaic art is a great way to recycle old materials and found objects. She has created murals, garden walkways, ornate tables, and countless other mosaic works, but recently, she has turned to creating portraits and works for social justice. She was recently featured in a FOX-29 News report, because she was commissioned by Tamika Palmer to do a mosaic portrait of her daughter, Breonna Taylor, whose death, in part, launched an international movement for justice for victims of racist murders. She has also won numerous awards in juried art shows, was featured as one of the Best Mosaic Artists in New Jersey in Best of NJ, and has had her art displayed in galleries all over the United States. She is currently working on a mosaic mural with the help of volunteers at Thomas Sharp Elementary School in Collingswood, NJ, and will be working on more murals in the Camden County area.


You can find her on Instagram @nebula1400 and Facebook - Robin Brownfield Mosaics Online Gallery. You can also visit her website Robin Brownfield Mosaics.


Angie Cosey
(she/her/hers)

Writer & Photographer

Angie came to Philly from south-central PA 15 years ago. Trained as a veterinary nurse, she is currently a research coordinator helping (human) cancer patients enroll in immunotherapy trials at Penn. Her travels have taken her across four continents (so far) and her special interests include bird- and wildlife-watching, hiking, and storytelling.


Find her on Instagram: @angiercosey


Erin Panek
(she/her/hers)

Photographer

Erin is an elementary school teacher and children's theater director who integrates the dramatic and literary arts in her classroom. Her passion for photography connects her to her late father. Erin finds inspiration in her travels with her family, in major life events, and everyday happenings. She enjoys attending local theater productions and writing about the “good news” in her community.


Colleen Reese
(she/her/hers)

Writer

Colleen T. Reese is a lifelong reader and writer. She currently lives in Philadelphia where she works as a Principal Content Strategist. In her spare time, Colleen likes to play Dungeons & Dragons and enjoys drawing.


Find her on Instagram: @beandr0


Lauren Kimball
(she/her/hers)

Artist

Lauren Kimball lives in Philadelphia. She teaches literature and composition at Rutgers University, New-Brunswick. In her spare time, she plays with paint, digital pens, words, and home improvement tools.

Noah Erkes
(he/him/his)

Photographer

Noah Erkes grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and he currently resides in West Philadelphia with his cat, Missy. With a day job in social services, he uses cycling, Ultimate Frisbee, and photography as his primary outlets. Sporadically working on photography since first learning at a sleep-away camp in middle school, he's practiced much more regularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He's grateful to have access to such a valuable tool for self-expression, and he plans to continue utilizing that tool far into the future.



Jessica Doble
(she/her/hers)

Poet

Jessica Doble recently graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She's published two critical works: “Hope in the Apocalypse: Narrative Perspective as Negotiation of Structural Crises in Salvage the Bones” Xavier Review, and “Two-Sides of the Same Witchy Coin: Re-examining Belief in Witches through Jeannette Winterson’s The Daylight Gate” in All about Monsters. She recently completed and defended her dissertation “Reading Fandom: Fandom as Reception and Creative Authority.” Her poetry investigates pivotal moments in women's lives that are often deeply emotional and traumatic. She uses a feminist lens to focus on gendered bodies and experiences. She is also currently an intern for Black Lawrence Press. Her poetry has appeared in PubLab and Wild Greens magazine.


You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @JessicaLDoble.


Douglas Hardman
(he/they)

Photographer

Douglas is a veterinary technician by day and a brooding lyricist/poet by night (now dabbling in photography). He has a background in theatre and journalism, with a few original productions under his belt and a national award in collegiate journalism for editing and writing. Philadelphia has been home since August 2019, and he has loved pursuing different mediums, forever being inspired by the beauty of the city. He has taken a break from his YouTube writing series, "the hideaway," but he plans to release new content in 2022 when he'll continue to share new poetry with detailed breakdowns and other content beyond poetry.


You can find him on Instagram: @caliboynewyorkmind (personal) and @the_hideaway16 (writing).


Kelly Rockstein
(she/her/hers)

Artist

Kelly recently picked up an old hobby (a paintbrush) and has been focused on honing her artistic skills. By day, Kelly is a Group Services Manager at the Four Seasons Philadelphia. She lives in New Jersey with her snuggly cat and boyfriend and enjoys exploring breweries and traveling. Her next oil subject is Baltimore, Maryland, a place she was happy to call home for seven years before moving back home to New Jersey.


You can find her on Instagram: @krockstein.

Clara Peterson
(she/her/hers)

Writer

Clara is a freelance writer and film producer based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s passionate about fairytales, dance, winter, rainbows, and all things that sparkle. You can find more of her musings and the occasional attempt at humor at clarapy.wordpress.com, and follow the journey of her first feature film, Snatchers, at @snatchersfilm across social media!


Jacqueline Ruvalcaba
(she/her/hers)

Fiction Editor

Jacqueline is a senior undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside, working toward earning her BA in English and creative writing. She was a 2021 publishing fellow with the Los Angeles Review of Books and served as a co-editor, copyeditor, and producer on the fourth issue of PubLab journal. As a bookworm, writer, and homebody at heart, she spends her spare time looking for new fictional worlds she can lose herself in and working on crafting stories of her own.


Tim Brey
(he/him/his)

Music Editor

Tim Brey is a jazz pianist living in Philadelphia. He holds positions as Artist-in-Residence and Adjunct Faculty at Temple University and The University of the Arts, where he teaches jazz piano, music theory, and improvisation. Check out more of his music and his performance schedule at https://www.timbreymusic.com.


Maggie Topel
(she/her/hers)

Artist

Maggie Topel is an artist and writer living in Philadelphia. She designs our seasonal Wild Greens logo and social media avatar.


Rebecca Lipperini
(she/her/hers)

Editor-in-chief

Rebecca Lipperini is a writer, teacher, and academic living in Philadelphia, and the founding editor of Wild Greens magazine (hi!). She holds a PhD in English from Rutgers University, where she taught all kinds of classes on literature and poetry and writing, and wrote all kinds of papers on the same. Her essay on the soothing aesthetics of the supermarket was recently published in PubLab.


You can find Rebecca on Instagram @rebeccalipperini (personal) @wildgreensmag (you already know it).