Masthead 2022

FB Profile scarf photo croppedANNA-ISABELLA DINWOODIE, TRANSLATIONS EDITOR was born in Berkeley, California, and orients herself between hills and bodies of water. Her own writing explores landscapes of memory and intimacy, and she is currently working on a co-translation with Ann Cotten of Austrian writer/artist Liesl Ujvary’s unsettling experimental poetry. Anna feeds her soul by dancing and drinking tea in her Brooklyn apartment.


JOE GROSS, TRANSLATIONS CO-EDITOR is a Flushing-based poet, translator & warehouse runner. He is an MFA candidate in Poetry at CUNY Queens College, where he is working on a translation of Stefano D’Arrigo’s Codice Siciliano, that poet’s post-war lyric attempt at reviving the Sicily of his childhood. Joe’s own work explores the intersection of politics, Catholicism, folklore & myth, & whatever movies, paintings, & songs he happens to be fixated on lately.

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KATIE MACHEN, MANAGING EDITOR is a writer, cheesemonger, and amateur home baker based in Queens. She is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction and Adjunct Lecturer in English at Queens College, CUNY and a reader for Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. Katie is interested in discussions of care, food, spirituality, community, and place, and her work has appeared in Entropy, Windmill, and Off Assignment.

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MEG O’MALLEY, FICTION EDITOR is fiction writer living in Brooklyn and an MFA candidate at Queens College. She left her career as an attorney to focus on what she loves most: writing, reading, gardening and taking care her of her dog and two kittens. Her work focuses on queer women navigating the discomforts of everyday life and loneliness. She dreams of one day publishing a novel and opening a bookstore with her wife and mom.


WILL PAGDATOON, HYBRID EDITOR is a writer born and raised in New Jersey. An MFA candidate in Poetry at Queens College, his interests include Filipino American identity, history, film, music, and anything else that catches his eyes and ears.

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LEOR STYLAR, POETRY EDITOR is a poet and fiction writer living in NYC. Their interests include digital game-making, Jewish folklore and ritual, bodies of water, and gay joy. They are an MFA candidate in Poetry at CUNY Queens College.

L TORRES, MANAGING EDITOR is a NYC writer, artist and author of The Taste of Broken, an autobiographical poetry book on endometriosis. A LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Grantee & Dorland Mountain Arts Summer 2019 Resident, she is currently a Queens College MFA Creative Writing candidate. An unwavering artivist, Lucy’s writing zeroes in on dismantling social conventions and gender/racial/(dis)ability/class/age/body size equality.

imageKAZ UY, FICTION EDITOR  is a writer from Queens who spent his childhood in the Philippines. He graduated from Queens College after double majoring in English and Psychology, and has returned for the MFA program to focus on fiction. His writing shows his love for finality, along with his interest in horror, LGBTQ+ narratives, and the magic in the mundane.



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