Meet the Authors

Ellery Beck is a sophomore studying at Salisbury University. She was a winner of the 2019 AWP Portland Review flash contest. She’s published in Arkana, Little Patuxent Review, Thin Air Magazine, andThe Broadkill Review.

Ashley Benedict graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2018 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Psychology. Whether it be introspective, social commentary, or documenting her travels, writing remains at the forefront of Ashley’s life.

Rebecca Davis is a Junior at the University of South Alabama, where she plans to attain her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing in 2021.

Jen Galvao is a member of the SUNY Geneseo class of 2019, where she studies English literature and creative writing. You can find more of her prose in Gandy Dancer and Stone Canoe.

Gracie Glebe is a senior at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, majoring in English. She has been published in Voices, a local publication, and enjoys writing and long walks.

Briana Lo Russo graduated in May 2019 from Assumption College. You can typically find her with a camera in hand, taking photographs of everything, anything, and beyond.

Christine A. MacKenzie is a student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, class of 2020, who majors in English, Psychology, and Creative Writing. She also volunteers as a Crisis Counselor. Her writing can also be found at: www.theodysseyonline.com/user/@christine3570.

Sarah Malone is a 2019 graduate of Saint Vincent College, where she majored in Engineering and English. Upon graduating, she began pursuing an MFA in Writing at Columbia University.

Violet Mitchell is a Denver-based writer and artist. In 2019 she graduated from Regis University and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing poetry. Her website is vmitchell64.wixsite.com/violetthepoet.

A. Shaikh is a junior at Kenyon College, where she works as an associate for The Kenyon Review. Her poetry can be found in Glass Mountain, 30 N, and HIKA.

Tamar Sidi studies English and Creative Writing at Emory University as part of the class of 2021. She has been published in a variety of high school and college publications and has served as Editor-in-Chief for two student-run art and literary magazines.

Yasemin Tekgurler is an immigrant from Istanbul,Turkey. She studiedSociology and Studio Art at Davidson College, graduating in 2019. In uencedby personal experiences, her work explores concepts of immigration, indifference and injustice.

Grayson Treat is a senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he is majoring in English with a creative writing emphasis. He is also a member of the Williams G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program in English. After his graduation in the spring of 2020, he would like to pursue an MFA.

Charla Whittenburg is an undergraduate attending Midwestern State University. She is majoring in English and intends to pursue a career in creative writing. This will be her first publication and her inspiration comes from spirituality and psychology.

Alexandria Willis is a student with Brigham Young University. She describes her nonfiction piece in this issue as “a hermit crab essay, in that it chooses a new form with a hard shell and soft underbelly.” She plans to graduate this year.