Paige is a member of the Boston University Class of 2018 and an English Major. Her hobbies include creative writing, theatre, and trying to pet as many dogs as possible.
S.L. Maloney is a recent graduate of Boston University, who enjoys writing poems, short stories, and cook books. Raised in the sunny state of California, she hopes to one day write the next Great Welsh Novel.
Daniel Schwartz is haunted by the childhood ghosts that seem to pull the strings of his writing self, but also inspirited by the thought that writing is a means of blueprinting the mental corridors through which feelings, ideas, and compulsions travel. A means of changing our relations to each other and ourselves by uncovering the ways in which they reflect old sets of fears and associations omnipresent but invisible in our minds.
Joshua Jones, originally from the Shenandoah Valley, is a candidate for the MFA in creative writing at UMass Boston. He has poems published in or forthcoming from Fourteen Hills, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, and The Broad River Review. He lives in Dorchester with his wonderfully nerdy wife Lesleigh and their miniature dachshund Guinivere.
Catherine lives in the cupboard under the stairs, making no noise and pretending that she doesn’t exist.
Kat’s name is Kathleen but her grandmother was named Kathleen, so most of the time she introduces myself as Kat. She likes to do things that make her happy, and writing is one of those things.
Jill McDonough’s books of poems include Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008),and Where You Live (Salt, 2012). The recipient of three Pushcart prizes and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, NEA, NYPL, FAWC, and Stanford, her work appears in Slate, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. She directs the MFA program at UMass-Boston and 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online. Her fourth poetry collection, REAPER, is forthcoming from Alice James Books.
Michaela Papa, a native of CT, completed her undergraduate at Hofstra University and received her MFA from Emerson College. Currently, she is living with her cat in Boston while searching for acceptable bagels, and pizza.
HANNA ROSE KATZ
Hanna Rose Katz is a Kansas City native with a passion for arts accessibility and creative education. She is an avid storyteller who challenges genre expectations and restrictions of different artistic media. She is currently working on her yet-to-be-titled collection of short stories and a play entitled Make Home. Hanna currently lives in Boston where she seeks inspiration in both the ordinary and extraordinary. To keep up with her work, find her blog at http://www.hannarosekatz.com.
In Marwa’s free time, she thinks of comebacks to arguments she had three years ago. Her quest is to eat every taco in Boston.
Emily likes dogs and whales and wants everyone in the world to love her and to never have to die.
Mike Jewett is editor and publisher of Boston Poetry Magazine. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Eunoia Review, Yellow Chair Review, Latent Image, Clarion, three drops from a cauldron, Pankhearst, Orion Magazine, and The Bitchin’ Kitsch. He roosts with his punk rock wife and punk rock son.
BRIAN M. ANDERSON
AMBER ROSE WALSH
Amber is a rising junior at Boston University studying English Education and Spanish. She loves writing poems in parking lots and stairwells and hopes to write and teach all over the world some day.
Kristen is more likely than not a robot, but she is enjoying her time among creatures of flesh and passion. She is entering her final year at Boston University and looks forward to moving back to her home state of California, as she is beginning to forget what it feels like to have the rays of the sun warm her skin.
Simultaneously raised in the boondocks of North Carolina and a small town in the south of France, Zoë Fay-Stindt has been published in Gauge, Stone Soup, The Common Voice, The Catharsis, and Concrete Literary Magazine. She’s the editor in chief for Concrete Literary Magazine and co-editor–in–chief for The Common Voice, and pays the bills by writing about mutual funds. Guilty pleasure: stealing office supplies. If all fails, she plans on escaping to Spain and becoming a mediocre farmer.
MARK J. MITCHELL