Welcome to Juke!

Juke is a sandbox masquerading as an arts journal. It’s an experimental outlet for myself, Tonya Morton (hi!), and for a few friends whose work I’ve always admired and enjoyed. We started as a group of four: me, Damon Falke, Ned Mudd and Paul Vlachos. But we’re steadily adding new voices—Tabby Ivy, Wes Kline, and Anthony Head, to name a few from the last couple months.

As a group we are writers, photographers, artists and musicians. We use Juke as a platform to dabble in all those forms, and we’re planning to keep branching out. In short, we’re going to play around and create things, which is considerably more fun with a community of readers to give us feedback.

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I am always looking for new contributors and collaborators—poets, essayists, artists, musicians… basically, I could see Juke hosting any and every possible form of creative expression. The work does need to “fit” the vibe of the page (an impossible thing to describe) and it always helps if you can bring something new to the mix. But if you read Juke and you would like to join us (or if you have your own newsletter and think our readers might like your page too) please send me an email at tonyajuke@gmail.com. I’m happy to provide cross-posting opportunities and to help promote work that I enjoy, and I would love to let our readers know about your new book, your upcoming exhibit, your latest album, etc.

And, even if you don’t want to submit work, I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas for Juke. The more input, the better. You can always drop me a note at tonyajuke@gmail.com.

Thanks again for finding us. I hope you enjoy what you read.

—Tonya Morton

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People

Writer. Editor. Publisher. Compulsively inquisitive. Yes, I want to hear your weird story.
Paul Vlachos is a writer, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in New York City, where he currently lives. He is the author of “The Space Age Now,” released in 2020, “Breaking Gravity,” in 2021, and the just-released “Exit Culture.”
Tabby Ivy is a painter living in Carlton, Oregon. Painting came to her late in life. Her home studio is a sanctuary for painting and reading her vast collection of art books. www.tabbyivy.com
Anthony Head has a checkered history, but he writes mostly about Texas these days. His latest book, the bestselling Texas Dives: Enduring Neighborhood Bars of the Lone Star State (Texas A&M Press) came out July 2022. Visit: anthonyheadworks.com
Filmmaker, photographer and artist working in Sarasota, FL. www.weskline.com
Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton is a multi-disciplinary artist, art educator, and lover of the outdoors. She lives in Washington State. More about her work can be found on her website: www.bekawp.com
Charles M Pepiton is a film and theatre director. His work includes Koppmoll, The Scent of a Thousand Rains, and Laura, or Scenes from a Common World, among others. Read more at www.cpepiton.com and www.squaretoptheatre.org.
KIRK WEDDLE, of Austin, creates enticing imagery for editorial, advertising, and corporate clients around the world. He shoots on location, in the studio, and underwater.
award-winning author of twenty novels of suspense for kids and teens, working now on an adult Gothic novel! Ghosts, memory, time travel, old houses, echoes from the past, historical fiction and non-fiction--these are a few of my favorite things!
Damon Falke is the author of, among other works, The Scent of a Thousand Rains, Now at the Uncertain Hour, By Way of Passing, and Koppmoll (film). He lives in northern Norway.
Ned Mudd resides in Alabama where he engages in interspecies communication, rock collecting, and frequent cloud watching. He is the author of The Adventures of Dink and DVD (a space age comedy). Some of Ned’s best friends are raccoons.
Poet, librarian, raconteur; Matt Layne has been poking hornet's nests and looking under rocks for lizards and snakes since he was knee-high to a peanut peg.
I love writing about the Great Basin, Salt Lake City and Southern Utah, Santa Cruz, and Truckee, CA., as well as pulling memories from the past. Take a brief vacation as we travel down real, remembered, and imagined byways.
Theatre and entertainment nerd and critic, reader of a decent amount of books, former English and Drama teacher, funny and disheveled mother, jack of many trades, master of none.
Author of five novels, a non-fiction narrative, Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey, and co-editor of an anthology, West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West.
I write and think. Maybe someone else should see what I write. I feel I might fit here.
Abigail Frankfurt is a writer and artist. She lives in New York.
My ninth book of poetry, ASCENT OF THE MOTHERS, will be out from Wave Books in 2023.