New Life Quarterly is the quarterly arts and culture magazine from Wolfman Books.
Founded in 2017, the magazine explores the intersections of art and community, highlighting the exuberant and experimental margins—providing a platform for contributors and readers whose identities exist at often overlooked intersections of race, class, gender nonconformity, and sexuality to cultivate and connect. Including profiles, columns, reviews, features, as well as selected poetry, fiction, art portfolios and non-fiction, New Life Quarterly is a platform for both emerging and established writers and artists who navigate the exuberant, overlooked, experimental margins. It’s locally centered in the Bay Area, but reaches far beyond.
Wolfman Books is a bookstore, small press, and community arts hub in downtown Oakland, CA. Since Wolfman opened in 2014, it has been a sustainable home for Oakland’s vibrant literary, arts, and underground culture — a place where diverse and underrepresented artists and writers (both emerging and established) can gather to experiment, participate, and incubate new projects in an environment of joy and genuine connection. We regularly host over a hundred readings, performances, talks, music shows, workshops, film screenings, and gatherings a year, and publish Wolfman Books, a small press dedicated to hybrid and experimental non-fiction, poetry, and artist books.
Tara Marsden, Profiles Editor, is a writer and the buyer at Wolfman Books, based in Oakland, CA. You can find some of her writing at The Millions, Oatmeal Magazine, The Tusk, Eleven Eleven, and forthcoming from The Believer and Full Stop. She is currently writing a Wolfman edition on the relationship between Mormonism and colonialism.
Jacob Kahn, Reviews Editor, is a bookseller and editor and organizer and curator and lots of other things at E.M. Wolfman Books in Oakland, CA. He is a 2018 Frontier Fellow at Epicenter in Green River, Utah, a rural design studio and community-based artist residency, and his writing can be found in A Circuit of Yields (Wolfman Books, 2014), in Full Stop Magazine, and elsewhere.
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Visual Arts Editor, is an artist, activist, storyteller & curator who lives and works in Oakland, California. She has been included in exhibitions and performances at Osaka Art University, Highways Performance space, Deli Gallery, Southern Exposure, SFMOMA, Kala Art Institute, the Berkeley Art Museum and E.M. Wolfman. She is the co-founder and lead curator at Nook Gallery, a gallery located in her home kitchen.
Justin Carder is the founder/owner/person-in-charge at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, and is also a graphic designer, writer, lecturer, sort-of-curator, painter and amateur handy-person.