Our Staff

Aimée Baker
Executive Editor

Aimée Baker is a multigenre writer and lecturer for the Professional Writing Certificate at SUNY Plattsburgh. She received an MFA in Fiction from Arizona State University. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, Witness, and Black Warrior Review. Her poetry collection, Doe, won the 2016 Akron Poetry Prize and was published by University of Akron Press in 2018.

Sara Schaff

Sara Schaff is the author of the story collections The Invention of Love (forthcoming from Split Lip Press in 2020) and Say Something Nice About Me (Augury Books 2016). Her writing has appeared in The Missouri Review,Yale Review Online, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She has taught at the University of Michigan, Oberlin College, and St. Lawrence University, as well as in China, Colombia, and Northern Ireland. She is an assistant professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh.

William Stratton

William Stratton currently lives and writes in Colchester, Vermont, and teaches writing and poetry at SUNY Plattsburgh.  His  first full length collection, Under The Water Was Stone  (published May of 2014), has been nominated for the Kate Tufts Discovery award and the Eugene Paul Nassar Award. His second book, These Things Too Have Shape was released in January of 2016. He has poetry published or forthcoming in: FIELD, Sugar House Review, Spillway, The Cortland Review, Best of Pif Magazine, The North American Review,  Canary, Connotation Press, and others.

Elizabeth Cohen
Fiction Editor

Elizabeth Cohen teaches creative writing.  She is the author of The House on Beartown Road, a memoir; The Hypothetical Girl, short fiction; The Silver Bear and the Scalpel, a biography, and four books of poetry. She lives in Plattsburgh with her family.

Shawna Mefferd Kelty
Drama Editor

A freelance theatre artist, Shawna has performed in and directed productions all over the United States and Montreal, QC. She cofounded Independent Actors Theatre in Columbia, Missouri, and was its artistic director for four years, and also founded its annual short Women’s Play Festival. Her primary artistic focus is new play development, both in regional productions as well as staged readings at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Mid-America
Theatre Conference, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Benjamin Landry
Poetry Editor

Benjamin Landry is the author of Burn Lyrics (Spuyten Duyvil),Particle and Wave (Chicago) and the forthcoming Mercies in the American Desert (LSU).  He received the Mina Shaughnessy Scholarship in Writing from the Bread Loaf School of English, where he earned his MA in English; and the Meijer Post-MFA Fellowship from the University of Michigan, where he earned his MFA in Poetry.  He received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for his poetry, which has appeared in venues such asThe Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares and Poetry Daily.  He has taught at the University of Michigan and Oberlin College, and he is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in Poetry at SUNY Potsdam. Photo: Sara Schaff.

David Powell
Drama and Art Editor

David Powell, a teacher, artist and illustrator, lives in Underhill, Vermont. His illustrations have recently appeared in One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, and in Greg Bottoms’ Pitiful Criminals.  He has shown his collages, paintings and prints widely and they are in both private and public collections.

Beth Ann Miller
Associate Fiction Editor

Beth Ann Miller is a writing professor and Director of Graduate Programs at New Hampshire Institute of Art. She received her MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and is recipient of the Lex Allen Literary Fiction Award. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as The Normal School, PANK, and the The Northern New England Review. Although she frequently travels, her North Country roots run deep. She is a proud third generation co-owner of a rugged family cabin on a remote lake in the Adirondacks, and is currently fulfilling her childhood dream of living in a little seacoast home in Southern Maine.

Joshua Folmar
Associate Poetry Editor

Joshua Morgan Folmar is an artist and educator from Alabama. He received his MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire where he was awarded the Young P. Dawkins III Endowed Prize in Creative Writing for his poetry thesis Here We Rest. He resides with his wife and two rescue cats in Dallas, Texas, where he is the project director of Writing Over War: a DFW-based workshop of The Writer’s Garret for veterans and those that have been affected by war. His work can be found in Permafrost Magazine and the anthology Liver of Dixie: Stories from Egan's, among others.

Cheryth Youngmann
Assistant Editor

Cheryth Youngmann studies English Writing Arts and English Literature at SUNY Plattsburgh. Her nonfiction and poetry has appeared in Northstar Magazine. Cheryth wrote a Funraise finalist grant for Selamta Family Project in 2018.

Lauren Parker
Social Media Assistant

Lauren Parker studies English Writing Arts and Public Relations at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Advisory Board

Thelma Carrino
Nathalie Costa Thill
George Davis
Brian Giebel
Amy Guglielmo
Christopher Kirkey

Staff 2019-2020

Aimee Baker - Executive Editor

Elizabeth Cohen - Editor

William Stratton - Editor

Sara Schaff - Fiction Editor

Benjamin Landry - Poetry Editor

Beth Ann Miller - Assoc. Fiction Editor

Shawn Mefferd Kelty - Drama Editor

David Powell - Art Editor

Meghan Brinson - Assoc. Poetry Editor

M. Gray Atkins - Assoc. Poetry Editor

Joshua Folmar - Associate Poetry Editor

Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest - Assoc. Poetry Editor

Editorial Assistants

Rowan Arquette

Angelique Hall

Jarrett Mcneil

Summer Rosario

Emily Slattery

Ashley St. John

Abby Terry