Winter 2021 Editing Staff
Kayla Ybarra (they/she)
Kayla is a part time PCC student and a Feminist Studies & Music (Voice) double major at UC Santa Cruz. Having a life-long passion for the arts as well as for social justice and activism, Kayla joined the Inscape team this Winter to help support student writers and artists during the age of quarantine because they believe art will save us all. They’ve always loved poetry and writing songs. Post-grad, Kayla would like to write and perform music and go into professional acting, but could also very likely go to law school. Whatever they end up doing, they’d like to make a positive impact. You can keep up with them via their instagram @kaenise or check out their ePortfolio at kaylaybarra.com.
Sarah K. Roethke (they/she)
Feb Folio 2021 Issue Editor
Managing Editor & Web Support
Sarah is an aspiring visual artist, designer, and writer who has a penchant for procrastination disguised as productivity. They’ve spent the past year getting lost in the pages and audio files of
horror, science fiction, and fantasy writing, journaling and sketching, and finding peace in procrastination baking.
Sarah is originally from the Philadelphia area and moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue a career in the film industry. Since relocating to Los Angeles, they have discovered the desire to create on their own terms, preferring to collaborate with peers. They aim to develop themself as an artist in what feels like a natural and self-reflexive way — ever changing but attempting to answer what calls. Most of all, Sarah enjoys sharing the art and writing they adore with anyone who will listen. This has developed into a larger desire to curate and catalog materials for shows and exhibitions in the future.
Lilit Davtyan (she/her)
Lilit hopes to inspire and accompany other overly dreamy dreamers of the world -- because the combination of literature, film and a cup of tea will always be timeless. Lilit's curiosity steers towards poetry, film critiques, gothic novels, and whimsically dark short stories. She believes that her true form is a Pierrot-like clown child. Lilit constantly feels torn between two worlds: one of childlike wonder and curiosity (similar to Alice stumbling upon a rabbit hole whose hunger for more whimsy is never ending), and one of realism that knows the world is not always fantastical and full of magic. At the end of the day it is quite difficult for Lilit to hide this concoction of emotions, but it fuels her expressionism. It is through writing poetry, shooting black & white photography, editing video (or through the way she easily flinches or raises her eyebrows when she is confused) that she finds joy. (Sometimes in the quiet of a dark room, or the coos of an owl during a summer night, or reading till her brain has soaked in every last written word.) Lilit's feelings are always there for everyone to see --just like the hopelessly romantic Pierrot--unmistakable with pale face and cartoonish eyes.
Read and View her work here.
Dr. Ogden took over Inscape Magazine after retired professor Chris McCabe handed her the baton. She's formerly been a faculty adviser, staffer, or founding editor of Prism Review, KRO, Permafrost, EGO, New Delta Review, The Delta, Southern Review, and Save As Magazine. She serves as Creative Writing committee chair at PCC. In her time as Inscape Advisor, she's increased staff size and the number of issues published per year, has grown readership of the magazine across campus and in the larger literary community, has joined the CLMP and AWP programs to help publicize the magazine and PCC's outstanding Creative Writing program, and has championed student ownership of editorial duties at Inscape. After 5 years at the helm, Dr. Ogden stepped out of Inscape herself and moved the magazine's oversight to a shared faculty advisor rotation model in 2021, with Prof. Kristin Kaz at the helm in Spring 2021 and Fall 2022, followed by Prof. John Tyberg.