Christos Kalli grew up in Larnaca, Cyprus. He holds a Master of Philosophy in American Literature from the University of Cambridge (2019) and a high First Class Master of Arts (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Glasgow (2018).


His poetry has been published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, and India, in journals such as MuzzleFaultline Journal of Arts and LettersNinth Letter, The Adroit Journal, the National Poetry Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Radar, [PANK], The Hollins Critic, the minnesota review, Dunes Review, Hobart, The Maine Review, The Penn Review, Harpur Palate, The Emerson Review, Oxford Magazine, The Luxembourg Review, the London Journal of Fiction, and The Bombay Review, among others. He is a finalist for the Poetry International Prize (2020), has been shortlisted for the University of Cambridge’s Jane Martin Poetry Prize (2017), named a finalist for The Ellis Award (2018), and nominated for Best New Poets (2018) and plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing  (2018). His chapbook, INT. NIGHT / Nightscarred, was a finalist for the Sutra Press Chapbook Contest (2017/2019). Now he is busy refining the same chapbook manuscript about the night, putting together a second manuscript on the rarely talked about parts of the body, and desperately trying to find and get accepted in a good graduate program. 


He has also written reviews. Of Natalie Diaz's Postcolonial Love Poem (2020) Hai-Dang Phan’s Reenactments (2019) for World Literature Today and a review of Peter LaBerge’s Makeshift Cathedral (2017) for The Los Angeles Review.


He is currently an Associate Lecturer in General English at the University of Central Lancashire (Cyprus) and an Associate Poetry Editor of Stirring: A Literary Collection. Previously, he edited The Cambridge Pamphlet and served as a Poetry Reader at/for The Adroit Journal (2017-2019).


Contact: christophkallis1@gmail.com – if you want to share a thought, work with me, or just say hello. 


Interview with Brilliant Books / Dunes Review, with Caitlin Marsh

Chloe Barreau
Christos Kalli


Chloe Barreau is from Hong Kong and is a freshman attending Stanford University. She intends on majoring in CS+Art or Symbolic Systems. She began developing her love of the arts through sculpting clay and drawing. Later she picked up painting, poetry, and blogging (mugidolls.com). Many of her artworks are experimental, manipulating materials such as glue, clay, and canvas. 

Her writing and art have been featured in publications such as the Adroit Journal, The Stanford Daily, Scribbles Magazine, and Germ Magazine. She founded and launched Hong Kong Art Symposium (hkartsymposium.com), an annual event showcasing local artists and hosting workshops to inspire students to tap into creative expression.  When not making art, she enjoys nibbling on carrots, reading about AI and HCI, and listening to podcasts.