Behind the Screens

The Sink Gang

Also known as the founding team of Kitchen Sink, the members listed below have been with us from the very start of the journey that led to what this literary journal is today. They have contributed in many ways aside from just writing and publishing their poetry pieces on this corner of the internet. Many of us took up jobs that were outside of our comfort zone, and worked for long hours and late nights to get this literary journal website where it is here and now. Please take a moment to appreciate the work behind this site, full of blood, sweat and back pain.

 
Arwin Shams Siddiquee - KSJ core team member
Arwin Shams Siddiquee, Fish

Jazz hands. Likes drawing cats, frogs, and sketchy nightmare creatures.

Jazz hands. Likes drawing cats, frogs, and sketchy nightmare creatures.

Nusaibah F. Yunus - KSJ core team
Nusaibah F. Yunus, Website Development Head

Parrot parent with a soft spot for mangoes with wings.

Parrot parent with a soft spot for mangoes with wings.

Syed Raian Abedin - KSJ core team
Syed Raian Abedin, Editor

Gamer. Weeb. Definitely not still mad about that one manga.

Gamer. Weeb. Definitely not still mad about that one manga.

Joyita Faruk - KSJ core team
Joyita Faruk, Editor

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Central, paired with screeching voice clips.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Central, paired with screeching voice clips.

Ikram Hossain Akif - KSJ core team
Ikram H. Akif, Social Media Manager

Eternally overworked but still up at 3 am cooking ramen and chugging coke.

Eternally overworked but still up at 3 am cooking ramen and chugging coke.

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Saad Hasib, Social Media Manager

Grilled chicken person. Probably arguing with a stranger online even as you read this.

Grilled chicken person. Probably arguing with a stranger online even as you read this.

Alisha Hossain - KSJ core team
Alisha Hossain, Social Media Manager

She's our resident Tiktok star but her shy nature eludes us all.

She’s our resident Tiktok star but her shy nature eludes us all.

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Venessa Kaiser, Head of Design Team

If there's a nearby surface that'll take ink, she's already drawing on it.

If there’s a nearby surface that’ll take ink, she’s already drawing on it.

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Zafnah Mostafiz Arusa, Wellness Officer

Put a cat, makeup, and  sunflowers in her summoning circle. .

Put a cat, makeup, and  sunflowers in her summoning circle. .

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Nadera Naeema Ohi, Human Resources Manager

Perpetually going through it. May actually be three toddlers in a trench coat.

 Perpetually going through it. May actually be three toddlers in a trench coat.

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Nayara Noor, Communications Manager

Cue any fifth track from a Taylor Swift album. She will appear out of thin air.

Cue any fifth track from a Taylor Swift album. She will appear out of thin air.

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Shounak Reza, Editor

Anne Frank seems to be the one thing he can't stop talking about.

Anne Frank seems to be the one thing he can’t stop talking about.

The Kitchen Crew

Kitchen Sink has two main sections of members working behind this wonderful passion project – the second half of the team is what we call the Kitchen Crew. Though mostly comprised of non-poets, we are but a restaurant without staff without these wonderful folks. Ranging from communication experts to experienced coders, Kitchen Sink could not expand to what it is today without these perpetually productive people in our roster. If you are wondering what the difference is between the Sink Gang and the Kitchen Crew, well… that’s for us to know and our readers and appreciators to discuss fervently like the latest big mystery on the block.

Hasan Habib, Inter-Team Communications Manager

Constantly confused and scared all the time - even as he types this bio.

Constantly confused and scared all the time – even as he types this bio.

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Kashphia Morshed, Law Consultant in Human Rescourses

An optimistic nihilist who considers the following to be important in life: eating good cake first, bothering cats second, obsessively baking third. In no particular order.

An optimistic nihilist who considers the following to be important in life: eating good cake first, bothering cats second, obsessively baking third. In no particular order.

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Emon Sarker, Website Development Member and Coder

Recommends not taking life too seriously, otherwise you'll never make it out alive.

Recommends not taking life too seriously, otherwise you’ll never make it out alive.

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Tuba Tuhra Khan, Graphic Artist

always has 50 other things to do, but chooses to doodle on every possible surface instead

always has 50 other things to do, but chooses to doodle on every possible surface instead

Anmol Nawar Rahman, Graphic Artist

Your local cat memes supplier.

Your local cat memes supplier.

Anisa Binte Asad, Graphic Artist

Cats? Yes.

Cats? Yes.

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Nancy Rualzapar, Social Media Manager

Stays up till 2am researching matcha pudding recipes and then dozes off to indie alternative music.

Stays up till 2am researching matcha pudding recipes and then dozes off to indie alternative music.

Zarin Fariha, Social Media Manager

Does not like studying, but tends to nerd out on everything else. Will probably blabber for hours about that one shared interest you both have.

Does not like studying, but tends to nerd out on everything else. Will probably blabber for hours about that one shared interest you both have.

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Umme Syima Areen, Social Media Manager

Hands out polo every friday, have constant risk of being attacked by a bear.

Hands out polo every friday, have constant risk of being attacked by a bear.

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Atanu Roy Chowdhury, Blog Writer

A daydreamer, an addict for the weird and absurd.

A daydreamer, an addict for the weird and absurd.

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Arisha Faiyas, Blog Writer and Researcher

Talks in cat vocalizations and keyboard slams.

Talks in cat vocalizations and keyboard slams.

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Maliha Rahman, Blog Writer

When I'm not getting killed by assignments, I watch titans getting killed in Attack On Titan.

When I’m not getting killed by assignments, I watch titans getting killed in Attack On Titan.

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Sarika Saiyara, Blog Writer

An okay-ish homo sapien in the United States who does not intake caffeine; likes to write, and everything artsy and cultural.

An okay-ish homo sapien in the United States who does not intake caffeine; likes to write, and everything artsy and cultural.

Gone But Not Forgotten

In this section, we would like to appreciate people that have contributed to Kitchen Sink, whether it be as part of the Sink Gang or the Kitchen Crew, but have decided to part ways with us and have said and done their goodbyes. We would like to honour those very amazing individuals in this section, titled “Gone But Not Forgotten”, who have given their all to us. We hope that you too, dear reader, can appreciate them as much as we can, beyond what any person can express in the written language. Thank you, from everyone at Kitchen Sink.

photo of Nawal Naz - KSJ core team member
Nawal Naz Tareque, Former Head of Strategy

Has a taste for insufferable dad jokes. Other jokes too, but we can't talk about those here.

Has a taste for insufferable dad jokes. Other jokes too, but we can’t talk about those here.

Tanjila Akter Mim - KSJ core team
Tanjila Akter Mim, Former Head of Marketing

She insisted on her bio being "kek". Kek.

She insisted on her bio being “kek”.
Kek.

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Juairia Haque Mahi, Former Social Media Manager

Perpetual wanderer. If you find her, please return her home.

Perpetual wanderer. If you find her, please return her home. 

In addition, we would like to thank Eucalyp of thenounproject.com, Fahrisa Islam, Jawaadul Islam, Arham Shams Sameer, Sohel Mozid Rahman, Raisa Jesmin, and all our featured writers for the work they put into this.