Editor In Chief
*Also, a voice in Written Chaos
Jasmine Ferrufino (she/her) is a current student at 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 and Submission Mag. 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
*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
Jessica VanGlad (She/her) will mostly be found dancing around her room, meditating, plucking the guitar, or scrolling through social media. She is a Communications student with interests in Screenwriting and Sociology at Purchase College in New York. She loves traveling and trying new things! Jessica enjoys all fields of creativity and loves to encourage an environment to flourish and grow. She believes in social justice and diversity, the power of knowledge and empathy is held close to her heart. Jessica is currently based in New York but she seeks to move abroad in her future.
- Favorite Director: Wes Anderson.. I think
- Currently Bingeing: The Great British Baking Show
- Play: Oh Hello!
- Movie: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey.. come on!)
One word at a time, Nick (he, him) is becoming a novel writer. In his spare time, he is a music journalist, and a volunteer. Some day, someone will give him a “real” job, but until then, the worlds of stories, art, and imagination suit him just fine.
Favourite movie: The Green Mile
Favourite play: War Horse
Favourite book: Hogfather
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
Paula (she/her) (1997) is a writer based in London. She has published two poetry books and she contributes to several publications both in Spanish and English. Her literary research is focused on womanhood in relation to other topics such as motherhood, loneliness or displacement. She mostly writes poetry and creative non-fiction, although at the moment she is also immersed in a screenwriting project and in the creation of her first novel. She is passionate about genre-blending literature and also interested in the voice of typically underrespresented voices in the arts and media.
- Favorite Books: Little Women by Louise May Alcott; The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath; The Dream of a Common Language, Adrienne Rich
- Favorite Films: Into the Wild, Before Sunrise, Ladybird, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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
Emerson Gray (he/him) is a disabled genderqueer poet based out of St. Louis, Missouri. He has been previously published in the Eunoia Review and the Neon Mariposa Magazine, as well as Crab Fat Magazine, where he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Emerson is currently working on curating his first chapbook for publication, and can usually be found fidgeting in his chair or searching for notebooks to add to his ever-growing collection.
Favorite Books: Crush by Richard Siken, Exile and Pride by Eli Clare
Favorite Movies: Crimson Peak, Heathers
Favorite Plays: Othello, Phantom of the Opera
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 Van Glad
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
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
Li-Anne (she/her) is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying English literature and American studies. Li-Anne’s current interests include flash fiction, zines, and interactive storytelling.
- Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden