Joseph Young

The Art of Joseph
Note from the Editor

Note from the Editor

Note from the Editor   Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Emily Dickinson Putting the final touches on this newest issue of Everyone Quarterly this morning, I was amused to realize just how many of the poems, videos, art, fiction, &etc are things that...

BAREFOOT: The Mark Baumer Story

The Mark Baumer Story

Mark Baumer attempted his second walk across the country without any shoes, hoping to raise awareness about climate change. Julie Sokolow covers it in her tender documentary, BAREFOOT. Joe Young has the review.

About Joseph

Joseph Young lives, writes, and makes art in Baltimore. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, websites, and blogs. His most recent collection of short fiction, Always Never Speaking, was released in 2019. Visit his website at

Breaking the Ice

Three readings to always come back to:

  • Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories by Grace Paley
  • "Pet Milk" by Stuart Dybek
  • Haiku of Kobayashi Issa

Favorite food to trade a kingdom for:

Soft-shell crab sandwich

Welcome to The Art of Everyone

In writing my book Everything Else, I realised everybody has their own “everything else”—the thoughts and stories, the experiences, the skills, the imagination, the dreams.

Left unexplored or unshared, they can leave a void, depriving our spirit of something beautiful and nourishing. Having learned that, I created the space here to manifest my own "everything else," and to help others share theirs.

The path here is lined with flowers, the walls are endless, the shelves inviting, the table is set, and there is room for adventure. Bring your own creations or just open your soul for a retreat. This is a space to breathe. Leave the conventional world behind and enjoy.

Thank you for being here.