Matthew Graham is the author of three books of poetry, World
Without End, New World Architecture, and 1946, and is the
recipient of a number of awards and fellowships from The Academy of American
Poets, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Vermont Studio Center. He teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana.
Tom Wilhelmus is professor emeritus of English at the University of Southern Indiana. His reviews of contemporary fiction appear frequently in
The Hudson Review.
Formerly muscle for the IRS, Ron Mitchell
is the co-founder and former editor of RopeWalk Press. He teaches composition,
creative writing, and literary editing & publishing at the University of
Joan Kempf deJong
is an associate professor of graphic design at the University
of Southern Indiana. With over ten years of teaching experience, she
currently teaches courses in graphic design, computer graphics, web page
design, digital illustration and multimedia. Her work has been exhibited
locally and regionally and is included in private and corporate collections.
Presently, her computer-generated work consists of a mixture of
object-oriented and representational figures as well as bitmapped
Alice Shen teaches playwriting, theatre history, and English composition at USI. She received her MFA from Virginia Tech and her BA from James Madison University. Her full-length play,
Entitled, won the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Charles M. Getchell New Play Award in 2010.
Nicole Louise Reid
is the author of the short story collection, So There! (SFA University
Press) a novel, In the Breeze of Passing Things (MacAdam/Cage), and two
fiction chapbooks, If You Must Know (Burnside Review Press) and Girls
(RockSaw Press). Her award-winning short stories have appeared in the
Southern Review, Other Voices, Quarterly West, Black
Warrior Review, and Meridian. Winner of the 2010 Dana Award in Short
Fiction and 2011 Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition, she teaches
creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana, where she directs the
RopeWalk Reading Series and is editor of RopeWalk Press.
Anthony Rintala is a poet and English instructor at the University of Southern Indiana.
Marcus Wicker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His first book,
Maybe the Saddest Thing, was selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series and is
forthcoming from Harper Collins in October. The recipient of a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has also held fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work
Center, and Indiana University, where he received his MFA. Wicker joined the creative
writing faculty at the University of Southern Indiana fall 2012.
Leisa Belleau teaches courses in humanities, literature, and creative
writing at the University of Southern Indiana. As a Southern Illinois University
graduate student, her work was nominated for the AWP Intro Award for Fiction,
and she continues to publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Adrienne Rivera recently received her MFA in fiction from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her work is forthcoming in
Adrienne teaches English composition at the University of Southern Indiana.
Sarah Wangler’s poems have recently appeared in
Cream City Review, Field, Moon City Review, Superstition Review,
The Tusculum Review, and the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. She has also worked as an editorial assistant for the journals
Cimarron Review and Passages North.
Matthew Guenette is the author of American Busboy
(Akron Series in Poetry) and Sudden Anthem, winner of the 2007 American
Poetry Journal Book Prize from Dream Horse Press. His poems have appeared in
Another Chicago Magazine, DIAGRAM, The Greensboro Review,
Indiana Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The National Poetry
Review, and other publications.
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum's poems, essays, interviews, and reviews recently
appear or are forthcoming in The Writers Chronicle, The Spoon River Poetry
Review, Poet Lore, The Missouri Review, storySouth, Copper Nickel, New Letters,
Glimmer Train, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sou’wester, Crab Orchard
Review, and The Cold Mountain Review, among others. He is founder and editor
of PoemoftheWeek.org, managing editor of
AdHominem.weebly.com, and teaches
English at Metro State College of Denver.
Mihaela Moscaliuc's first poetry collection,
Father Dirt, was published by Alice James Books in 2010. Her poems, translations, reviews, and articles have appeared in
The Georgia Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner,
Poetry International, Pleiades, Arts & Letters, Connecticut Review,
Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Moscaliuc teaches at Monmouth University and in the MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation at Drew University.
Rebecca Hazelton has been published in
Agni, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review; featured on
Verse Daily and Ink Node; and included in Best New Poets 2011. She was the 2010-2011 Jay C. and Ruth Hall Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Creative Writing Institute. Her book first book,
Fair Copy, won The Ohio State Press/The Journal poetry award in 2011, and is forthcoming. Her second book,
Vow, is forthcoming from Cleveland State Press. In 2012, she won The Discovery/Boston Review Prize.
Michael Okray, a senior at USI, expects to soon receive degrees in English and Spanish. He works at USI's writing center, but he spends his free time listening to old-time country music.
Michael also enjoys drinking coffee and playing mandolin.
Spring 2013 Interns
Brendan Haas is currently completing his bachelor's degree in English (rhetoric &
writing) at USI. He recently started his internship at Tucker Publishing Group where he is part of the editing team. In his free time he enjoys traveling, running, and reading.
Huber is currently pursuing bachelor's degrees in English (rhetoric and
writing) and Spanish at USI. She spent five semesters as a student worker in the
Liberal Arts college and currently works as a copy editor for USI's newspaper,
The Shield. Megan is an avid reader who also enjoys crocheting and
listening to music.
Andy Jones will graduate from USI this Spring semester with a
bachelor of science degree in rhetoric and writing, but he is a creative writer at heart. In 2012, he was one of three winners of USI’s Advanced Award in Creative Writing for his poem “My First and Second Kisses” and is currently at work on a novel loosely based on a peculiar boarding school/unlicensed therapeutic center he attended as an adolescent.
Jones is also a singer-songwriter and performs on a semi-regular basis in the
Evansville area. He is currently applying to various graduate programs and
fellowships to continue his creative pursuits after graduation.
Jake Kohlmeyer is a senior completing his Bachelor's
degree in English education at USI, and will complete his final semester in 2013 upon completion of student teaching. He has worked on-campus in The Writers' Room since August 2011. Jake is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, USI's English honors society, and participated in the organization's 2011 national conference last year in New Orleans, LA, and plans to attend again in Portland, OR, this spring. In his free time, he tweets, tries to be a good cook, watches too much of
The Big Bang Theory, listens to the radio-show-turned-podcast TBTL, and discovers new music.
When she isn't video blogging to her audience of almost six thousand,
Lindsey Litteken is completing her English degree with a Psychology minor at USI. Also, she's wishing on every available star for her chance to compete in
The Amazing Race.
Keely Muench is a senior at USI majoring in English with an emphasis in
rhetoric and writing. She will graduate in May 2013. Keely loves animals and currently works at a veterinarian's office and volunteers at a wildlife rehabilitation center in her hometown. She hopes to pursue a career that will combine her love for animals and writing, although her mind is always changing. In her spare time, Keely loves to read, travel, and drink tea.
Cassie Poormokhtar is a senior at
USI, graduating this spring with a double major in English with a creative
writing emphasis and French studies. She is the editor-in-chief for the 2013
edition of USI's student literary and visual arts magazine, FishHook. She
loves music, movies, people-watching, and working in a haunted house.
Elizabeth van Hoose is a senior at USI and will soon be completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in English,
rhetoric and writing emphasis. Besides being a student, she serves as the Historian for USI's Student Alumni Association and is an Assisting Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 120, in her hometown. In her free time Elizabeth enjoys listening to music, going on leisure walks/hikes, and watching