Israfel Sivad

Israfel Sivad, Author, Writer, Novelist, Poet, Philosopher, Artist, Beat Poet, Ursprung Collective

Israfel Sivad is the primary lyricist for the Washington, DC based indie rock band One & the Many. He is the founder of Ursprung Collective, an international spoken word/music project, which has been referred to as "fantastic brain food" on ReverbNation. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in New York City. His first novel, "Crossroads Blues", has been compared to the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky (Palmetto Review).​​ His second novel, "The Adversary's Good News", was a finalist for the 2016 Chanticleer Paranormal Book Award. His stories and poems have appeared in the Santa Fe Literary Review, The Stray Branch and Badlands Literary Journal.