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DANIELLA DIMAGGIO, EDITOR IN CHIEF is a fiction writer who works with themes such as trauma, identity, and memory. She graduated from Queens College with a bachelor’s degree in media studies, and has now returned to enroll in the MFA Program. Daniella is also a writing consultant at the Queens College Writing Center.

 



SHANNON HEARN, EDITOR IN CHIEF is currently an MFA candidate at Queens College for Poetry. Her own writing has appeared or is forthcoming with 3:AM Magazine, Five:2:One Mag, Big Lucks, cream city review, Fugue, Juked, Heavy Feather Review, and others. She lives in Astoria, NY.

 



MORGAN VO, POETRY EDITOR is a poet and singer. Born in the Tidewater region in 1989, he studied at the Cooper Union and the Poetry Project, and lives now in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 



SABA RIAZI, NONFICTION EDITOR
is a writer, filmmaker, translator from Tehran. She obtained her BFA in Drama (directing) from Art University of Tehran, her MFA in Film and TV production from New York University and received several awards, nominations and grants for her short and feature film. Saba will receive an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College in 2020. Her creative efforts are focused at the intersection of word and the moving image.

 



J
ONAH SIMONAK, FICTION EDITOR is a fiction writer and poet from New York. His work has appeared in Entropy, Eunoia Review, Five: 2: One and elsewhere. His fiction and poetry, while varied, investigate memory, myth, ghosts, and cultural signs and symbols. Before enrolling in Queen’s College’s MFA program he attended Hampshire College, in Amherst MA, where he studied contemporary literature and creative writing.

 



JULIA JOHANNE TOLO, TRANSLATIONS EDITOR
is a poet and translator from Oslo, Norway. She is the author of the chapbooks August, and the snow has just melted, from Bottlecap Press, and holes of silver from Ghost City Press. Her translation of Paal-Helge Haugen’s 1968 poetry-novel Anne was published by Hanging Loose in April 2019. Recent work can be read in Fugue Magazine and Brine Literary.

 



NADIA MISIR, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
is a writer from Queens, New York. She is a former Asian American Writers’ Workshop Open City fellow. She received her BA in English from SUNY Oswego and an MA in American studies from Columbia University. She is pursuing an MFA in fiction writing at Queens College, CUNY. Her writing has been published in Open City Magazine, No, Dear Mag, Kweli Journal, QC Voices, Papercuts, and Poetry.

 



KIMIKO HAHN, FACULTY ADVISOR and MANAGING EDITOR
whose Toxic Flora and Brain Fever were prompted by fields of science, has a forthcoming collection Foreign Bodies that revisits the personal as political. She is avid advocate of the chapbook and her latest is Brittle Process (Paper Nautilus, October, 2019). Hahn is a distinguished professor at Queens College, City University of New York.

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