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Michal Smelser (fiction editor) is a junior at RC and is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in English and International Studies. She is a fiction writer who sometimes dabbles in poetry. When looking at a piece, she looks for a clearly-written and thought-provoking story. Her favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, and Garth Nix. As a writer, she looks for inspiration constantly–from fellow writers, from questions she asks about other stories, and from situations she encounters in her daily life.
Brian Eddings (poetry editor) is always ready to debate, create, and redesign poetry, creative writings, and art projects. He enjoys listening to informational discussions and reading mostly for enjoyment, and has been known to have an artistic eye. He believes that although one can read many books to attain knowledge, one has only one life to do it in so best to learn as you go. When reading and writing Brian likes to try out new perspectives as if they were his own, and relies heavily on voice to bend words into pleasing works of art.
Noah R. Mabey We lost our poetry editor at the beginning of the summer. Noah’s passion for and dedication to the craft of writing were an inspiration to all the writers that he touched, and especially to the writers here on the campus of Rochester College. He is still an editor in spirit and it is impossible for us work on the 2018 issue without thinking of him. A scholarship has been set up in memory of Noah. Please consider a donation to the Noah Robert Mabey Scholarship »
Jessie Forton (faculty advisor) teaches creative writing, literature and composition, in addition to sponsoring much of the creative writing at RC. She enjoys writing poetry, flash, and creative non-fiction, and is currently at work on a collection of essays. Jessie’s favorite authors include Willa Cather, Junot Diaz, William Faulkner, Jo Ann Beard, Annie Dillard, and Marilynne Robinson.
Zac Watson (faculty advisor) has been an editor of fiction and nonfiction. He enjoys writing songs and poetry when he has time, as well as working with 2D and 3D design. His favorite writers include Tom T. Hall, Flannery O’Connor, Billy Collins, C. S. Lewis, Sharon Creech, and James Thurber, and one of his favorite artists is his wife, Kim.
Shiloh Covell, Caitlin Bechard, Jake Fulton, Elliot Jones, Madison Kolke, Elizabeth Ledlie, Kathleen Pfieffer, Zac Watson, Julyane Hughes, Jessie Forton, Katie Martelle
Brian Eddings, Chelsea Payton, Michal Smelser, Jake Fulton, Sam Wright, Christian Carlisle, Adina Vanloo, Cameron Kincaid, Malina Lyons, Denise Vernon, Tracey Vineyard, Kelsey Wallis, Rebekah Wixom