John Legarte

John Legarte is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign double majoring in Creative Writing and Science, Health, and Environmental Writing and minoring in English. In addition to his role as a Brink Intern, he also serves as the Communications and Outreach Intern for The Chicago Poetry Center and as the Investigative News & Longform Editor for The Daily Illini. (Yes, he can never get enough of writing.)

In Fall 2021, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize XLVII by Pareidolia Literary for his poem “The Petal Box,” and his other works have been featured in various other journals and magazines such as Dead Skunk Magazine and Third Iris Zine. He became a 2022 Anaphora Arts Fellow after being accepted for and attending the Summer 2022 Anaphora Arts Writing Residency.

He desires for his creative works to be spaces where others can reflect on and process their own emotions, experiences, and anything else within life itself.