Emily Schuck | Co-Editor-in-Chief

Emily Schuck is a PhD student in English at Claremont Graduate University focusing on Modernism. She subscribes to Carl Sandburg’s philosophy of poetry—that it is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. She writes for the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Blog and teaches at University of La Verne.

Brock Rustin | Co-Editor-in-Chief

Brock Rustin is a PhD student in English studying 20th century American prose. He has a BA in English and an MA in education from Austin College and an MA in English from Claremont Graduate University. When not working on his dissertation or teaching for CGU’s International Scholars Program, Brock has the distinct pleasure of gathering together with Foothill participants to hash out friendly arguments about graduate-student poetry.

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Brian F. McCabe | Editor

Brian F. McCabe holds a PhD in English from Claremont Graduate University and a master’s degree in Irish literature and culture from Boston College. Brian’s scholarly publications include work on playwright Brian Friel and poet Patrick Kavanagh. His poems have been published in the Gonzaga BulletinEast Jasmine ReviewSt. Sebastian ReviewSpiritus, and Badlands Literary Journal.

Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn | Managing Editor

Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn is a second-year MA student in English literature at Claremont Graduate University. He has lived in Claremont, CA his entire life and attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona for his BA in English Literature. His primary focus is in Dante’s Divine Comedy and fantasy literature. Cassady writes poetry in his free time for his personal blog, where he has been exploring his creative voice daily since 2016. When he isn’t nose-deep in a book, Cassady enjoys spending his time playing with his dogs and exploring the wilderness.

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Jordan Wheatley | Assistant Editor

Jordan Wheatley is a first-year MA student in English Literature at Claremont Graduate University. She has her BA in English from UCLA with a focus in British postcolonial literature. In graduate school, her primary focus has shifted to the Global South and the critique of Neoliberalism in the United States. Her poetry has been published in the Westwind Literary Journal at UCLA, and her scholarly work has been published in Gently Read Literature.

Michelle Arch | Assistant Editor

Michelle René Arch is completing her PhD in British and American literature with an emphasis in literary psychopathology at Claremont Graduate University. She is a graduate of Chapman University, where she earned an MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. She also holds an MBA and a BA in Theatre and English from CSUF. She is the recipient of three awards for fiction writing and will be seeking representation for her debut novel in 2020. Her nonfiction articles have appeared frequently on various websites and in the Orange County Register. In addition to Foothill, Michelle is on an editorial team tasked with updating the 1986 Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature.

Stacey Park | Assistant Editor

Stacey Park is currently a PhD student in English at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include contemporary, American poetry/poetics, digital humanities, and discourse on new historicism/new criticism. Her writing can be read in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Curator Magazine, Portland Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing with Specialization in Poetry from California State University, Long Beach, an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto, and a BA in English with Honors from Biola University.

Natalie Martínez | Assistant Editor

Natalie Martínez is a second-year MA student in English literature at Claremont Graduate University. She received a BA from California State University, Fullerton and spent some time teaching English in South America before pursuing a graduate degree. Her interests include Latin American/Latinx, postcolonial, and transnational literature and poetry. In her spare time she likes to travel and is developing content for a conservation blog.

Richard Parnell | Assistant Editor

Richard Parnell is a first-year MA student in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in media. He grew up in Claremont, CA. He attended Brandman University for his undergraduate and earned a BA in Applied Studies, with a concentration in applied/public humanities. His research focuses are film studies, local history, political philosophy and critical theory. He enjoys baking, swimming, and reading.

Kevin Riel

Kevin Riel | Founding Editor

Kevin holds a PhD in English and an MA in literature and creative writing from Claremont Graduate University. He is currently on the faculty of the Webb Schools. His work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Modern Literature, the Iowa ReviewPreludeBeloit Poetry Journal, and inter / rupture.

*Previous editors: Jan Andres, Brendan Babish, Scott Kneece, Rachel Morrison, Jordan Perry, Tyler Reeb, Clarissa Castaneda, Jaji Crocker, April Oquenda, Sophie Soprani, Amanda Kallis, Peter Lane, Joel Childers, Lauren Morrison, Shayna Citrenbaum, Kenton Freemuth, Daniel Lanza Rivers, Francesca Gacho, Laryssa Galvez, Ashley Call, Meghan Elliott, Christopher Eskilson, Kyle Wesley Jenson, Michael Kemp, Mark Kumleben, Sandro Ortega-Riek, Amanda Larson, Jamey Keeton, Sara Flores.