Founded in 2020, The Adriatic is a quarterly poetry magazine that aims to create new opportunities for emerging and established poets, without the barriers of submissions fees, location, or publication history. Each issue explores a different theme, word, or idea, and is accompanied by artwork from our in-house illustrator.
Meet The Adriatic Team
Ella Roberts is the founder and a co-editor of The Adriatic Magazine, and a former Foyle Young Poet. An alumna of the Arvon Foundation, Ella writes about her life as a queer woman, and is working on a dissertation exploring astroaesthetics.
She is currently in her third year of undergraduate studies at Liverpool Hope University.
Kelsee Porter is The Adriatic’s in-house illustrator. She is a lesbian artist who specialises in art nouveau and tattoo-inspired work, drawing inspiration from classical mythology in her pieces. Kelsee is also an undergraduate, studying Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, and hopes to either go into museum work or become a tattoo artist. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, watching horror movies, and spending time with her family.
Melissa Chikwiramakomo is a co-editor of The Adriatic Magazine. As a writer, she is always looking for new inspiration and ways to subvert familiar tropes.
She will be continuing her studies in Marine Biology at the University of Glasgow, and has started a blog to raise awareness of the importance of marine conservation. In her spare time, she enjoys bettering her kitchen skills, watching documentaries and finding new journeys to plan.
Rhiannon Henry is a co-editor of The Adriatic Magazine, studying English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her work, she enjoys writing about personal experience, including topics such as mental health and queerness.
When not writing or studying, Rhiannon can usually be found playing guitar or rewatching cheesy dramas from the early 2010s.
Hannah Spurr is the newsletter editor for The Adriatic Magazine. At the start of 2019, she switched her course at university from English Literature to Law. As someone who has always enjoyed writing, she has kept this as a hobby despite her change in degree. She will be continuing her studies at the University of York until 2022. In her spare time she likes to create art, and has recently taken up an interest in cooking.
Emily (Riley) Moore
Emily Moore is the Marketing and Outreach Manager for The Adriatic, responsible for assisting with our social media channels and finding new ways to promote the magazine! Currently based in Spain, they're a final-year History student at Queen Mary University of London, specialising in internet culture and memeology. When they're not busy with assignments they can often be found skateboarding, watching anime, or eating vegan sausage rolls!