Our Staff

JL Torres


J.L Torres, author of The Family Terrorist and Other Stories, the novel, The Accidental Native, and a poetry collection, Boricua Passport, has published stories and poems in numerous journals and magazines.  A Fulbright recipient, he teaches US Literature, Latina/o Literature, and creative writing.

Elizabeth Cohen


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 Meffered Kelty


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.

David Powell


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.

Aimee Baker


Aimée Baker 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. She is a Visiting Lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh.  Her poetry collection, Doe, won the 2016 Akron Poetry Prize.

Michael Devine


Michael Devine publishes widely on everything from poetry to film (in journals such as Adaptation, American Literature, Measure) and his play based on John Berryman’s poetry was featured in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Michael Carrino


Michael Carrino holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He was an English lecturer at the SUNY Plattsburgh, where he was a co-founder and Poetry Editor of the Saranac Review. Since his retirement, he has continued his involvement with the SR.  He has published poems in numerous journals and reviews. His six books of poetry include his most recent, Always Close, Forever Careless.

Joshua Folmar


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. 

Beth Ann Miller


Beth Ann Miller is a writer, copy editor, adjunct professor, and youth arts program director. She received her MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and is a recipient of the Lex Allen Literary Fiction prize. Her work has appeared in publications such as PANK, Northern New England Review, The Florida Review, and Extracts. Born and raised in Vermont, she has resided in 4 of the 6 New England states, currently fulfilling her childhood dream of living in a little seacoast house in Southern Maine.  Photo: Amy Sauber.

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. I have 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.

William Stratton


Zeeshan Zeeshan is an International Student studying at SUNY Plattsburgh.  He is a double major in Digital Media Production and TV/Video Production. He works as Saranac Review's Business Assistant and also assists in boosting SR's Social Media and marketing.

William Stratton


Sierenna Jarrett is a Junior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management at The State University of New York Plattsburgh. In her spare time, she is the President of a natural hair club called Kollectively Inspiring Naturally Kurly Students (K.I.N.K.S), She is also a Resident Assistant and a Teacher's Assistant.


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

STAFF 2017-2018

J.L. Torres, Executive Editor
William David Powell, Art Director
Elizabeth Cohen, Editor
Aimee Baker, Fiction Editor
Bob Golden, Assoc. Fiction Editor
Beth Ann Miller, Assoc. Fiction Ed
Ann Tracy, Assoc. Fiction Editor
Michael Devine, Poetry Editor
Shawna Mefferd Kelty, Drama Ed
Michael Carrino, Assoc. Poetry Ed
Joshua Folmar, Assoc. Poetry Editor
William Stratton, Assoc. Poetry Ed
Ed Lusk, Business Advisor
Sierenna Jarrett, Admin. Asst.
Muhammad Zeeshan, Bus. Asst.

Editorial Assistants

Emily Almodovar
Kenna Brown
Cassandra Day
Cody Fulmer
Michelle Islas
Hugo Leon
Jason Lima
Amanda Mahoney
Shawna Myers
Jennifer Pineda
Sara Ransom
Aaryn Reynolds
Kai Silvera
Kavita Singh
Ariana Spatola
Maureen Vizioli
Catherine Waldron
Kyle Welling