Editor In Chief
*Also, a voice in Written Chaos
Jasmine Ferrufino (she/her) is a recent graduate from SUNY Purchase. She spends most of her time buying numerous books she had no room for and trying to build a safe writing community. Her work has appeared in Gutter Mag, Submission Mag, and Brown Sugar Lit. Although, She spends most of her time doing things, nothing beats laying in her bed with her adorable kitten, Declan.
- Favorite Author: Julie Kagawa
- Play: Wives by Jaclyn Backhus
- Movie: Gone Girl
Mackenzie (She/her) is a Theater Performance and Political Science Major at SUNY Purchase. She spends her free time reading, writing poetry, drawing and just about anything artistic. She also loves the theater both as an actress and audience member, especially shakespeare! Mackenzie is also a huge animal lover, with a special fondness for frogs and her two dogs.
Favorite Book: Little Women
Favorite Movie: Lovely Bones
Favorite Play: Macbeth
Ami J. Sanghvi (he/they) is an Indian-American, non-binary, queer author, artist, designer, boxer, and recent graduate from the California Institute of the Arts Creative Writing M.F.A. program. He is a fiction editor for Decolonial Passage, poetry editor for Wrongdoing Magazine, and photographer for Asianzine, as well as the co-founder of Gutslut Press. His work has recently appeared in So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Inverted Syntax, I Hope You’ll Still Love Me: A South Asian LGBTQIA+ Anthology, Masalazine, and several other publications. He was also a featured author for LUPERCALIApress’s VULCANALIA ’21 anthology.
Favorite Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Sumedha Sengupta (She/Her) is a 21-year-old student and writer residing in New Delhi, India. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, and one day she aspires to be a researcher. She was the only Asian author to be nominated for the Margaret and reg Turnill Prize, 2021 and her work can be found in Twist&Twain, The LiveWire, Ayaskala and more. On a good day, she can be found obsessing over words that sound nice, painting contorted faces, or listening to classical music.
Favourite book: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, Favourite Movie: Forrest Gump
*Also, a voice in Written Chaos
Bailey Peabody (She/her) is a junior at SUNY Purchase, majoring in Playwriting/Screenwriting and History. She is very involved in politics and making the world a better and place for everyone. When she isn’t working, she is writing, watching TV and movies, knitting, and playing with her dog and two cats.
- Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
- Favorite play: is August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.
This is Sneha (she/her), a budding writer who is in a perpetual war of words. 18 years old, figuring out ways to mixing her passion for writing it with a prosperous career. The pen’s her sword, cliche right? Yes! that is all she knows. Her love for words, and her strong opinions have led her to your screen from a city in India. She’s hoping that her words touch you if not make you think.
Favorite Books: The Divergent Series and The Catcher In The Rye
Hannah Olesen (She/her) is a graduate from SUNY Purchase college. She graduated with a BA in creative writing. She has been a poetry editor for the literature magazine Italics Mine, and enjoys writing music in her spare time.
Favorite Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Robin Williams (she/they) is a queer poet Pennsylvania. They’ve had previous publications in the Horizon Literary, Warning Lines, and Free Verse Revolution magazines. Her full poetry collection, In the Mid-Hours, will be out in October with Raine Poetry Publishing. Instagram: @by.robinw Website: www.greenferncoven.com
Favorite Books: the Vicious Depths series by Madeline Stanford
Favorite Movies: Little Women (2019)
Britt Trachtenberg (She/her) is a Creative Writing major at SUNY Purchase. Her poetry has been published in various magazines, including the Winter 2020 Issue of Fine Lines, the Fall 2020 Issue of Train River Poetry, and an online edition of the Gandy Dancer. Britt’s favorite poets are Mary Oliver, Frannie Lindsay, and Sharon Olds.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; Mayweed by Frannie Lindsay
Kaitlyn Crow (they/them) is a poet based in Richmond, Virginia. Their works have appeared in Apeiron Review, bluestockings magazine, and ang(st), among others. You can find them on Twitter @queeryeehawpoet.
Crush by Richard Siken; Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood; Kissing Dead Girls by Daphne Gottlieb
Thomas Orr (They/Them) holds a bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing from Longwood University and is a recipient of the Longwood Creative Writing Award. They are an avid collector of instruments, oddities, antique books, and weird art. While they currently reside in Herndon, Virginia, they can often be found wandering the shores of Lake Anna. You can find them on Instagram @housefinchpoet.
Raised by Humans by Deborah A. Miranda; Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Julia Watson (she/her) is a writer and editor based out of Asheville, NC. She earned her MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University and her BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University where she won the Sassaman Award for Outstanding Creative Writing. She was a finalist for the 2021 NC State Poetry Contest and the 2021 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Contest. Her works have appeared in The Shore, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Atlantis Magazine, among other journals. When not writing or reading, she loves cooking vegan meals with lots of sriracha.
- Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
- All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood by Tiana Clark, Reckless Wedding by Maria Flook, and White Chicks.
Lassiter Jamison (he/him) is a black, queer writer who looks for strangeness in the everyday. He is a senior at SUNY Purchase double majoring in Literature and Creative writing, which means he can often be found in his room daydreaming about the lives of fictional people. He has published works in The Roadrunner Review, Italics Mine and was a finalist for the Best of the Net’s 2020 fiction award.
- Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
- Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and My Life My Tapes by Scott Frost
Tabatha Miller (she/her) holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing. When she isn’t writing, she loves to curl up with her new book and spend her day reading.
- Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
- The Last Unicorn, The Girls I’ve Been, Pride and Prejudice
Mason Martinez (she/they) is a senior at SUNY Purchase majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Literature. Raised in the bustling city that is New York, they are constantly looking for an escape to the quiet. Whether it be through imagined worlds or the comfort of the woods, you can find them there. When they are not writing or reading, they’re managing books at a local shop, dreaming of cafes, and devouring absurd amounts of coffee.
- Favorite Book: Vicious by VE Schwab, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and Octavia’s Brood edited by Adrienne Maree Brown.
- Favorite Movie: The Truman Show
Alison (she/her) is a Creative Copywriter based in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys infusing humor in her writing & the first sip of morning coffee. Alison spends most of her time in her kitchen—covered in flour—baking or sitting on the Q train making to-do lists on her notes app.
Favorite Celebrities: Tina Fey, Jonathan Groff, and Queen Elizabeth (even tho you didn’t ask haha)
Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge
Favorite Podcasts: S-Town and Death in Ice Valley (even tho you didn’t ask for that either)
Favorite book: The Giver by Louis Lowry
Noah Rigby (he/him) is a senior Creative Writing Major at SUNY Purchase with a double minor in Theatre Performance and Playwriting. When he’s not writing he’s either walking through nature, lounging about, or using the term “vibing” in semi-professional emails. He primarily likes to write and/or be involved in works that promote social change and emphasize the importance of human connection. He has had poetry published in Gutter Mag, fiction published in Italics Mine, and has won multiple awards for his playwriting.
Favorite Play: How I Learned to Drive
Favorite Movie: Hook
Favorite Book: The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
Frederica Danzinger (she/they), having just finished a chaotic two years of grad school, is grateful for the time to read and write things other than her thesis. She loves reading anything full of hope. She makes coffee professionally and lives with a genderless void, seven tarantulas, two cats, and a baby ball python.
Favorite Movie: Princess Mononoke, Pulse (回路, Kairo) and The Matrix
Favorite Book: Autobiography of Red” by Anne Carson, “Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor, “As Long as the Sun Shines” by Janet Rogers, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly
Maggie Conlee (she/her) is a junior studying Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Most days, she can be found hopping between various hobbies such as crafting, writing, thrifting, reading, singing, and baking. She agrees with Kurt Vonnegut in thinking that a purpose of life is to love whoever is around to be loved.
Favorite Play: Falsettos, Next to Normal
Favorite Movie: Ladybird
Favorite Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Shayla Drzycimski (she/her) is a current English major with an editing and publication emphasis and creative writing minor at the University of Mississippi. When she’s not overusing semicolons in her writing, she’s probably tangled in yarn crocheting or picking up random rocks on sidewalks. She’s received multiple scholastic awards for her writing and is currently working on a chapbook she hopes to put up for publication one day. Her partners in crime include a nervous cat named Diamond and a fiery bearded dragon named Waffle.
Favorite Book: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller, any book by Rainbow Rowell, How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss