About

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Jen Daniels

Jen Daniels, MA, is an MFA candidate in poetry, a Completion Fellow at George Mason University, and the recipient of the 2010 Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, where she has taught creative writing and American literature for the last decade.

MANAGING EDITOR: Alison Strub

Alison Strub is a native Virginian in her third year of George Mason's M.F.A. program in Poetry and the recipient of the 2010 Heritage Writer Fellowship. She spends her free time designing recycled jewelry and decor for her website, Retold Story. Her poetry has appeared recently in SpringGun.

POETRY EDITOR: Eleanor Smith Tipton

Eleanor Smith Tipton is an MFA candidate at GMU and the recipient of the 2009 Virginia Downs Poetry Award. Her poetry is published in Front Porch and forthcoming in Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

ASSISTANT POETRY EDITOR: Alyse Knorr

Alyse Knorr is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry at George Mason. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Minnesota Review, Dark Sky Magazine, the Avatar Review, and in more than a dozen newspapers across the country. She teaches undergraduate English at George Mason.

NONFICTION EDITOR: Warren Ciabattoni

Warren Ciabattoni appreciates weaving his bicycle through traffic and mowing the lawn. He ventured southward from the hills of Western Pennsylvania to pursue an MFA in Nonfiction at George Mason University.

ASSISTANT NONFICTION EDITOR: Jessica McCaughey

Jessica McCaughey is a second-year MFA student in Creative Nonfiction at GMU, where she also teaches undergraduate English. She likes driving long distances, drinking wine on patios and painting her apartment a different color about once every six months.

FICTION EDITOR: Lisa Hill-Corley

Lisa Hill-Corley is a second-year MFA student in Fiction, and a staff member in the Economics Dept at GMU. She is currently working on deathless prose concerning the life of a mother / artist.

ASSISTANT FICTION EDITOR: Atossa Shafaie

ART EDITOR: Suzanne DeSaix

As an MFA student in Printmaking, Suzanne is creating a body of work that includes themes related to the politics of food systems and other sociopolitical topics. She holds a BA degree in Sociology from GMU and worked in various non-art related positions over the years. While working at NASA in Washington, D.C. she completed an AA in Fine Arts from NVCC. Suzanne has come full circle back to her original love of mark making and immersing herself in the visual arts.

 


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