100 Creatives

Phoenix Writer Jake Friedman: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 67. Jake Friedman.

For Jake Friedman, creativity without connectivity doesn't count for much.

That's partially why he founded downtown Phoenix literary journal Four Chambers. "We are a heart," he says of the publication.

The circulatory imagery associated with the publication is no mistake. "We just want to connect people," he says. "We want to provide support. We want to be centralized, but we are merely one part of a larger, organic body, and all we are trying to do is give visibility/encouragement to what's already here (and would be without us)."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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