Managing Editor– Metta Sáma
After a 20-year career teaching composition, creative writing and literature and a decade-long career serving in the roles of Curator, Guest Editor and Series Editor for literary journals, Metta Sáma is transitioning into a career in publishing. Metta is author of the chapbooks the year we turned dragon (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs), le animal and other creatures (Miel), After After/After “Sleeping to Dream (Nous-zot Press) & Nocturne Trio (Yes Yes Books) and the full-length collections, South of Here (published under her legal name) and Swing at your own risk (Kelsey Street Press). Co-winner of the 2016 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America, Metta’s poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary scholarship & book reviews have been published in various literary journals and anthologies. Founder of Artists Against Police Brutality/Cultures of Violence, a Senior Fellow of Black Earth Institute and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Black Radish Books, Metta has long advocated for equitable access to the art and for equity and parity in the arts.
Poetry Editor- Danielle Hanson
Danielle Hanson is the author of Fraying Edge of Sky (Codhill Press Poetry Prize, 2018) and Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in over 80 journals, has won the Vi Gale Award from Hubbub, and Ambushing Water was a finalist for a 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award and was nominated for several Pushcarts and Best of the Nets. She is the poetry editor for Doubleback Books and is on the staff of Atlanta Review. Her poetry has been the basis for visual art included in the exhibit EVERLASTING BLOOM at the Hambidge Center Art Gallery, and Haunting the Wrong House, a puppet show at the Center for Puppetry Arts. More about her at daniellejhanson.com.
Prose Editor- Rebecca Youé
Rebecca Youé is a professional editor and aspiring author from Worcestershire, England. She has a degree in English and American Literature from Keele University and has worked in the publishing industry since graduating in 2012. She is currently on the reading panel for the Highland Book Prize and is working on her first novel in her spare time.
Assistant Editor at Large- Robin Gow
Robin Gow is a trans queer poet and Young Adult author from rural Pennsylvania. Gow earned their MFA from Adelphi University where they also teach. Gow runs the trans & queer reading series Gender Reveal Party and serves as a managing editor at MAYDAY magazine and The Nasiona. They served for four years as the production editor of the Lantern literary magazine. Gow is also the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books 2020) and the chapbook Honeysuckle (Finishing Line Press 2019). Their first collection of essays Blue Blood, is forthcoming spring 2021 with Nasiona Publishing House, and their first Young Adult novel, A Million Quiet Revolutions is forthcoming Winter 2022 with FSG Books for Young Readers. Their chapbooks have been finalists for competitions hosted by New Delta Review, Glass Poetry, Black Lawrence Press, Digging Press, and Thirty-West Publishing House. Their poetry has recently been recognized by Best New Poets, Brooklyn Poets, Brain Mill Press, and Fearsome Creatures.
Editorial Assistant-Bethany Milholland
Bethany Milholland is a senior at The University of Evansville majoring in Creative Writing. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Evansville Review. She is also a former intern for her University’s magazine The Crescent. In her spare time, she enjoys earning a cat’s love and shopping at every thrift store within a thirty-mile radius.
Editorial Assistant-Bayleigh Kasper
Bayleigh Kasper recently graduated from the University of Evansville with a creative writing degree. She dreams of owning a tiny home in her native Colorado where she can adopt cats, make music, write, and eat very judge-worth amounts of chocolate without actually being judged.