Raphael Jenkins

Raphael prefers to go by Ralph, as he feels it suits him better and he’s heard every Ninja Turtle joke ever uttered. He’s a native of Detroit, Michigan currently residing in Kentucky with his Boo-thang and their six-year-old boy. He’s a chef by day and an essayist, poet, screenwriter in his dreams. He, like Issa Rae, is rooting for everybody Black. He is 2022 Periplus Fellow whose work is forthcoming or has been featured on his mama’s fridge, his close friends’ inboxes, Narrative Magazine, Frontier Poetry, The Adroit Journal, Rust + Moth and elsewhere. You can find all of his work here: https://linktr.ee/RALPHEEBOI