Emily Schuck

Emily Schuck | 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 | Editor-in-Chief

Brock Rustin is a PhD student in English studying 20th century American prose, queer cinema, and queer theory/poetry. 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 studying for qualifying exams or acting as a writing consultant for CGU’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Brock has the distinct pleasure of gathering together with Foothill participants to hash out friendly arguments about graduate poetry.

Sara Flores

Sara Flores | Managing Editor

Sara Flores is currently working on her MA in English at CGU. Her academic interests include family dynamics and identity formation in 20th- and 21st-century American and Latinx literature, modernism, and film. She earned her BA in English from Azusa Pacific University where she also served on the editing team of the university’s literary journal, West Wind. Along with reading, she thoroughly enjoys playing the tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Kevin Riel

Kevin Riel | Editor

Kevin Riel is a PhD candidate in English at Claremont Graduate University. His essays and poems have appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, the Iowa Review, inter/rupturePreludeBeloit Poetry JournalRHINO Poetry, and elsewhere.

Brian F. McCabe

Brian F. McCabe | Editor

Brian F. McCabe is a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University; he also holds 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 are forthcoming in Badlands Literary Journal.

Peter Lane

Peter Lane | Editor

Peter Lane received his MA in English from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. He now assists Professor Thomas Leabhart in the research and development of corporeal mime at The Pomona College Theatre Department. In addition to mime, he also enjoys acting, directing, and play-writing. He still loves writing poetry and occasionally dabbles in the world of improv comedy and standup.

Christopher Eskilson | Editor

Christopher is a senior at Pitzer College studying English and media studies. He is currently a digital media intern at PEN America—Los Angeles and a fellow at the Pitzer College Writing Center. His work has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, After the Pause, and A Quiet Courage, among others. His interests include coffee, exploring abandoned zoos, and David Lynch films.

Jamey Keeton | Associate Editor

Jamey Keeton is a dual-degree MA student in Cultural Studies and Philosophy at CGU. He holds a BA from San Diego State University in Humanities with a minor in Religious Studies, and is a former editor at SDSU’s Undergraduate Research Journal of the College of Arts & Letters. His primary academic interests include critical comic-book studies, philosophy of comic-books, continental philosophy, critical theory, media studies, popular culture, film theory and criticism, and aesthetics. Jamey is a USMC veteran.

Mark Kumleben

Mark Kumleben | Associate Editor

Mark Kumleben is an MA student in political philosophy, who has learned from Heidegger that poetry is an effective antidote to technology. A Londoner in exile, his poetry tastes center around grouchy Europeans complaining about the fact that they will die. When not engaged with reading of some description, he can be found exploring the nooks and crannies of America, slowly discovering this continent for himself.

Kelsey Kimmel

Kelsey Kimmel | Design Editor

Kelsey received a BA in graphic design from the University of Redlands and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Her work incorporates digital photographs and drawings, and is inspired by the complexities and haphazardness of daily life.

*Previous editors: Brendan Babish, Tyler Reeb, Jaji Crocker, Joel Childers, Sophie Soprano, Amanda Kallis, Rachel Tie, Shayna Citrenbaum, Jordan Perry, Kenton Freemuth, Scott Kneece, Jan Andres, Daniel Rivers, Clarissa Castaneda, Lauren Hartle.