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.
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.
Megan Huber will graduate in December 2013 with degrees in English (rhetoric and writing) and Spanish. She hopes to pursue a career in the publishing industry after leaving USI. In her spare time Megan enjoys running, crocheting, re-reading her Harry Potter books, and listening to Kelly Clarkson on repeat.
Fall 2013 Interns
Jami Cates is a freelance content developer and editor with a focus on brand development and media strategies. She has a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. Her favorite writers include Zora Neale Hurston, Denis Johnson, and Edna O'Brien.
Sarah Dowker is a senior at the University of Southern Indiana majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and minoring in Classical Studies. A mother of two with another on the way, she plans to graduate in the spring of 2014 and hopes to attend a graduate Creative Writing MFA program the following fall.
Cally Hyde likes pizza, books, cats, people, water, the outdoors, and lots of other stuff. She thinks reading is really fun, and totally cool. She is an English Rhetoric/Writing Major.
Sam Kuban is a senior at the University of Southern Indiana. His literary interests vary from children's books to horror-comedy writing. Some of his favorite titles are Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein, and Amphigorey, by Edward Gorey. His interest in music drives his fondness for poetry, or lyric-based writing. He has a collection of poems self-published on the Kindle store entitled Beautiful Things and How to Ignore Them.
Kevin Minor is a senior English major with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Writing. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a member of the USI Men’s Soccer team. Off of the field, he is involved in theatre, having performed in multiple musicals and plays. After graduation, he hopes to continue playing soccer, coach, or pursue a career in acting. He loves music, sports, movies, Chinese food and crab legs—but above all he loves his family.
Chris Purk is currently a senior at the University of Southern Indiana. He has recently completed a major in history and is now trying his hand at a Creative Writing minor. He hopes to merge both disciplines in order to become a successful editor in the field of history. In particular, to edit historical novels and magazine articles for publication. Ultimately, he wishes to use his editing to provide the public with easily-digestible historical literature.
Jake Tapley is an English major attending USI as a junior. His concentration in Creative Writing was largely influenced by his passion and deep appreciation for music and lyricism. As a local singer-songwriter, he has been able to channel much of his artistic energy through his performances, and as a student, he has been challenged to both expand his perspective and reevaluate how he views himself as a writer and an artist. His poem, "The Other Side," was selected for the fall 2013 issue of the student publication, FishHook.