Current Staff

Michael Loruss, Managing Editor: Michael Loruss is a native Californian, a veteran of the United States Army, and an alumnus of Berea College, where he studied English literature. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University, was co-recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His work has been published in GuernicaThe Paris-AmericanPANK, and The Los Angeles Review.

Dante Di Stefano, Poetry Editor: Dante Di Stefano is the author of two poetry collections: Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016) and Ill Angels (Etruscan Press, 2019). His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. Along with María Isabel Àlvarez, he is the co-editor of the anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America (NYQ Books, 2018). 

Jordan Velez, Audio Editor: Jordan Velez is a California based audio engineer and multi-media artist. His work ranges from editing audio/video for the YouTube channel Machinima, to mixing/mastering audio for local artists and musicians.

Advisory Staff

Jennifer Palmer: Jennifer Palmer resides in Kentucky and is an adjunct professor at universities in the greater Louisville area. She holds a BA in Art and Political Science from Cedar Crest College, and an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Jennifer has been featured in various art publications including: New American Paintings and Studio Visit Magazine. Her work is exhibited nationally and was included in the viewing program at The Drawing Center in NYC.

Jonas Criscoe: Jonas Criscoe is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most notably the International Print Center in New York and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Criscoe has also been featured in various art publications, including Art Lies and New American Painting, and has been a Jerome Fellow at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and a West Prize acquisition recipient. A native of Austin, Texas, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University of Texas at Austin, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, he is on the Faculty at the Art School at The Contemporary Austin, an Associate Professor at Austin Community college and a founding member of ICOSA, an artist run gallery and arts space located in Austin, Tx.

Past Staff

Lia SnydermanCo-Founder, Website Manager (Vol. I, Issues I & II)
Brittany StiglerSocial Media Manager (Interim: Vol. I, Issue III)
Brandon Courtney, Poetry Editor (Vol. I, Issues I–III)
Jessica Rooney, Poetry Editor (Vol. I, Issues I–III)
Rachel Lin Weaver, Art Editor (Vol. I, Issues I–IV)
Emily Grise, Reviews Editor (Vol. I, Issues III & IV)
Ashley KolkaArt Editor (Vol. I, Issue III–Vol. III, Issue I)
Robert Campbell, Poetry Editor, Reviews Editor (Vol. I, Issue II–Vol. III, Issue II)
Allison ValiquetteArt Editor (Vol. I, Issue IV–Vol. III, Issue II)
Jeff Handy, Poetry Editor (Vol. I, Issue IV–Vol. III, Issue IV)
Anna B. Sutton, Poetry Editor (Vol. I, Issue IV–Vol. III, Issue IV)
Daniel Pecchenino, Reviews Editor (Vol. II, Issue I–Vol. III, Issue IV)
Ryan Boyd, Reviews Editor (Vol. III, Issue I–Vol. V, Issue I)
Ludmila Polyakova, Social Media Manager (Interim: Vol. III, Issue II)