Emily Schuck | Editor-in-Chief

Emily Schuck is a PhD student in English at Claremont Graduate University. She writes occasionally for the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Blog and teaches at University of La Verne.

Brock Rustin | Managing Editor

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.

Brian F. McCabe

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.

Jordan Wheatley | Assistant Editor

Jordan Wheatley is a second-year master’s student in the English Department at CGU. Her research focuses on the global socioeconomic effects of American capitalism and neoliberalism and how they are presented in literary works from Latin America and the United States. She is also interested in post-World War II American literature and the differing critiques of capitalism within an emergent consumerist economy. She works as a managing editor for Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and is currently working on a book project on Sylvia Plath with Professor Wendy Martin. Jordan is an assistant editor for Foothill Poetry Journal, and the current Kingsley and Kate Tufts poetry blogger-in-residence at CGU.

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 a 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.

Lilly Fisher | Assistant Editor

Lilly Fisher is currently a master’s student in applied gender studies at CGU with a concentration in American studies. She earned her BA in philosophy and English from Tufts University and recently moved to California from Brooklyn. Her research focuses on the overlapping realms of critical theory, art, activism, and in the creation of new political possibilities through movement between these fields. When she’s not reading and writing, Lilly loves to sing karaoke, run long distances, and hang out with her cat. 

Lauren McKinney | Assistant Editor

Lauren McKinney is first-year MA student in English at Claremont Graduate University. She has a BA in English and a BA in History from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. While her research interests are varied, Lauren particularly enjoys reading, researching, and writing about affect theory and how affects create unexpected connections between people. As a California newbie, Lauren enjoys discovering California’s array of restaurants, exploring the stunning outdoors, and learning how to stay calm and patient in traffic.

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, Michelle Arch, 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, Richard Parnell, Amanda Larson, Jamey Keeton, Sara Flores.