Holly Eva Allen | Co-Editor in Chief
Holly Eva Allen is a queer, chronically ill writer currently living in Southern California and attending Claremont Graduate University for English. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Linguistics from the University of California. Her prose, essays, and poetry have been previously published in magazines, blogs, and collections such as Funicular, Snarl Journal, Farside Review, and saltfront. Holly Eva is the assistant Prose Editor for Passengers Journal and the Editor-in-Chief of Horned Things Journal. Holly Eva hopes to one day teach English at the college level while writing and pursuing research in queer theory and disability studies.
Lauren Davila | Co-Editor in Chief
Lauren Davila is a writer currently pursuing her MA in English at Claremont Graduate University. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from George Mason University and dual BAs in English and Creative Writing from Pepperdine University. After completing her studies, she plans to teach English at the collegiate level while publishing poetry and fiction. Her writing has appeared in Granada Magazine, The Paragon Journal, Peach Velvet Mag, In Parentheses, and Poets Reading the News. She lives in Claremont, where you can find her writing in any of the local coffee shops.
Emily Schuck | Deputy Editor
Emily Schuck is a PhD candidate in English at Claremont Graduate University. She writes occasionally for the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Blog and teaches at University of La Verne.
Stacey Park | Deputy Editor
Stacey Park is a PhD student in English at Claremont Graduate University. Her scholarly interests include contemporary American poetry, digital humanities, and critical theory. Her poems have appeared in The Underwater Railroad, The Cortland Review, Curator Magazine, the Baltimore 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.
Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn | 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.
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 Bulletin, East Jasmine Review, St. Sebastian Review, Spiritus, and Badlands Literary Journal.
AJ Gallop | Editor
AJ is a second year MA student in the English department. They received their undergraduate degree in English Literature from Scripps college and pursues creative writing and multimedia projects in their free time. Their scattered interests include: Greek Mythology, Herman Melville, Shakespeare, some theory, and sniffing out queer subtext in anything and everything ever written.
Elizabeth “Bess” Mobley | Editor
Bess is in the PhD program in English at Claremont Graduate University. She earned her MA in English at Purdue in 2015 and was teaching college composition at community colleges in Houston until her move to California. She has written poetry reviews for Gutter Snob Books and Blotterature. She’s designed book covers for Punk Hostage Press, and she’s published poetry in The Bayou Review and Silent Spark Press. She loves anime (especially Naruto), and spends a lot of time reading comics and manga, being outdoors, painting, writing, and just trying to enjoy life
Mia Contreras | Editor
Mia Contreras is in the English Ph.D. program at Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in Hemispheric & Transnational Studies. She has a BA in English and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and recently finished her MA in English at CGU with a concentration in Museum Studies. She is interested in the voices, spaces, and identities of the marginalized members of society, and plans to pursue her career as an educator at the collegiate level. She enjoys visiting coffee and tea shops while working on her research and reading.
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 Review, Prelude, Beloit Poetry Journal, and inter / rupture.
*Previous editors: Jessica Delgado, Hannah Schultz, 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, Jordan Wheatley, Natalie Martínez, Alyssa Krueger, Lauren McKinney, Lilly Fisher, Brock Rustin.