Editorial Staff


 

ERICA MENA | Editor & Executive Director | They/Them/Theirs

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Their book Featherbone (Ricochet Editions, 2015) won a 2016 Hoffer First Horizons Award. Their translation of the classic Argentine sci-fi graphic novel The Eternaut (Fantagraphics, 2015) won a 2016 Eisner Award. They holds an MFA in Poetry from Brown University, an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa, and an M.Phil in Culture and Criticism from the University of Cambridge. They are a visiting lecturer in poetry and book arts at Brown University. Follow them on InstagramTumblr, or at www.acyborgkitty.com.


 

GENEVIEVE PFEIFFER | Assistant Director | She/Her/Hers

Genevieve Pfeiffer is a poet, editor, and educator with a nonfiction habit. She currently serves as a member of the Creative Director for a start-up non-profit, FitFund, and has facilitated workshops with both young children and incarcerated women. Her work has appeared in a few places, including BlazeVox, Stone Canoe, Crack the Spine, and So to Speak: a feminist journal for language and art. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. You may find her often in trees, or online at BlackWidowProse


 

SARAH CLARK | Managing Editor, Outgoing Poetry Editor, Features & Reviews Editor | They/Them/Theirs & She/Her/Hers

Sarah Clark is a disabled two-spirit Native editor, writer, and cultural consultant. They are a VIDA Board member, and Assistant Editor with the VIDA Review, Co-Editor of the Bettering American Poetry series, and Managing Editor and Features & Reviews Editor at Anomaly. She curated Anomaly‘s GLITTERBRAIN folio and a forthcoming folio on Indigenous & Decolonial Futures & Futurisms, and edited Drunken Boat’s folios on Sound Art, “Desire & Interaction,” and a collection of global indigenous art and literature, “First Peoples, Plural.” They were co-editor of Apogee Journal‘s #NoDAPL #Still Here folio, and co-edited Apogee Journal‘s series “WE OUTLAST EMPIRE,” of work against imperialism, and “Place[meant]“, on place and meaning. Sarah freelances, and has worked with a number of literary and arts publications and organizations, including The Atlas Review, Apogee Journal, contemptorary.org, Sundress Press, Best of the Net, The Paris Review, and Blackbird. In their spare time, Sarah has strong opinions and is very queer. She cannot pass a Turing test.


KAMILLE JOHNSON | Production Editor | They/Them/Theirs

Kamille Johnson is Anomaly's Production Editor.


 DESIREE BAILEY | Poetry Editor | She/Her/Hers

Desiree C. bailey is a poet, writer and educator from Trinidad and Tobago, and Queens, New York. She is the author of the fiction chapbook In Dirt or Saltwater (O’Clock Press, 2016). Her poetry and fiction has been published in Best American Poetry, Callaloo, The Rumpus, and Washington Square Review, among other publications. Desiree has an MFA from Brown University, and has received fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets House, The Norman Mailer Center, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Kimbilio Fiction and Princeton in Africa. Follow her online at desireecbailey.com, @desireecarla (IG) and @desireecbailey (Twitter).  Photograph by Aslan Chalom.


 ANGELA PELSTER-WIEBE | NonFiction Editor | She/Her/Hers

Angela Pelster won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award in Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for her essay collection Limber. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, and The Gettysburg Review among others. She’s been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and is the founder and director of the screening series Writers Go to the Movies. She lives in St Paul and teaches in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University.


 ANNA ROSENWONG | Translation Editor | She/Her/Hers

Anna Rosenwong is a translator, book editor, poet, and educator. Her publications include Roció Cerón’s Diorama (winner of the 2015 Best Translated Book Award), José Eugenio Sánchez's Suite Prelude a/H1N1, Climax with Double Cheese, and the forthcoming Here the Sun's For Real, as well as an original book of poetry, By Way of Explanation. Her literary and scholarly work has been featured in World Literature Today, The Kenyon Review, Translation Studies, The St Petersburg Review, Pool, and elsewhere. Read some at annarosenwong.com


NICK POTTER | Comics Editor | He/Him/His

Nick Francis Potter is the author of New Animals (Subito, 2016), a hybrid collection of prose and comics. His web comic, “Some Horns,” is currently in serialization on Hobart. His work can be found in Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, Sleepingfish, Pank Magazine, and Caketrain, among others. He currently lives in Missouri with his wife and two boys. Follow him on Tumblr.


David Heska Wanbli Weiden | Fiction Editor | He/Him/His

David Heska Wanbli Weiden is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation, is Associate Professor of Native American Studies and Political Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He’s an alumnus of VONA and is a 2018 MacDowell Colony Fellow. He’s published short fiction in Yellow Medicine Review, Transmotion, Criminal Class Review, Tribal College Journal, and other magazines. His children’s book, Spotted Tail, will be released in 2019. He’s currently completing a novel entitled Winter Counts, set on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. He's represented by literary agent Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management.


Katie Jean Shinkle | Fiction Editor | She/Her/Hers

Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of three books and four chapbooks, most recently Ruination (Spuyten Duyvil, forthcoming 2018) and There Are So Many Things That Beg You For Love (damaged goods press, 2017). Other prose, poetry, and criticisms can be found in or are forthcoming from Flaunt Magazine, Denver Quarterly, The Georgia Review, The Collagist, New South, Washington Square Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Denver, an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, and is an Assistant Professor of English at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.


 

ZEBULON WIMSATT |  Folio Editor | They/Them/Theirs or He/Him/His

Zebulon Wimsatt lives in Ohio, and has an MFA from Brown University. Their work is here.


KATHERINE AGARD | Fiction Co-Editor | She/Her/Hers

Katherine is currently an MFA student at the University of California - San Diego. You can find some of her work at katherineatkatherine.com.


KATHRYN HENION | Fiction Co-Editor | She/Her/Hers

Kathryn Henion’s fiction has appeared in Saranac Review, Natural Bridge, Green Mountains Review, The Briar Cliff Review, and Confrontation, among others. She is the recipient of Sequestrum Journal’s 2018 New Writer Award for fiction. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University, where she also served as editor of Harpur Palate. She lives and works in Ithaca, NY, where she serves as artistic director for theSpring Writes Literary Festival. kathrynhenion.com/


EBONY E. CHINN | Poetry Assistant Editor | She/Her/Hers

Ebony E. Chinn was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a McNair Scholar, a Callaloo Fellow, and a Poets & Writers Amy Award recipient. She is a MFA student at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in H_NGM_N, Callaloo, Narrative, and Frontier Poetry.


CHING IN-CHEN | Poetry Assistant Editor | They/Them/Theirs

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart's Traffic (Arktoi Books) and recombinant (Kelsey Street Press) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. A Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. They have also been awarded fellowships from Can Serrat, Millay Colony for the Arts, the Norman Mailer Center and Imagining America. Their work has appeared in The Best American Experimental Writing, The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. They are a senior editor of The Conversant and serve on the Executive Board of Thinking Its Presence: Race, Advocacy, Solidarity in the Arts. chinginchen.com.


nicole v. basta | Poetry Reader | She/Her/Hers

nicole v basta is the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based art community + multi-genre performance night Say Yes Electric Collective. Her chapbook V was chosen by Rigoberto González as the winner of The New School's annual contest. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, Bone Bouquet, Compose, Forth, Juked, among others. Find her hologram here or here.


LIZ BOWEN | Poetry Reader | She/Her/Hers

Liz Bowen is a writer and literary scholar living with multiple chronic illnesses in New York. Her first poetry collection, Sugarblood, was published by Metatron Press in 2017, and her work can be found in journals including Boston Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Atlas Review, Dream Pop Press, and glitterMOB. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is working on a dissertation project that traces disability and animality as intertwined sites of literary experimentation in the eras of eugenics and neo-eugenics. She also teaches undergraduate writing and cares for a pit bull named Rosie / Rosemary / Roseanne / toothangel.


BRIGHDE MOFFAT | Poetry Reader | They/Them/Theirs

Brighde Moffat is the Editor-in-chief of Hematopoiesis Press and is an assistant editor with VIDA Review. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Nat. Brut, Stirring, and Autostraddle. They live with their partner and their cat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 


JASON RODRIGUEZ | Poetry Reader | He/Him/His

Jason N. Rodriguez is the author of Bardo Mascots, a mixed-media chapbook discussing the liminal status of the millennial generation. His multi-media work has been showcased at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and his writing has appeared in Vector Press and is forthcoming in Potluck Magazine. You can view his work at: jason-rodriguez.com


SONYA BILOCERKOWYCZ | Nonfiction Associate Editor | She/Her/Hers

Sonya Bilocerkowycz’s essays and poems have appeared in Guernica, Colorado Review, The Southampton Review, Ninth Letter, Image (online), Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. Before completing her MFA at Ohio State, Sonya served as a Fulbright Fellow in Belarus, an educational recruiter in the Republic of Georgia, and a visiting instructor at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. She is the 2017–18 Milton Fellow in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University.


SAVANNAH BROOKS | Nonfiction Reader | She/Her/Hers

Savannah Brooks is a graduate student pursuing her MFA in creative writing at Hamline University. She works in marketing for her university and as an editor for Red Bird Chapbooks, and her own creative work has been featured in Every Writer's Resource, Lime Hawk, and Inscape, among others. She lives in the most beautiful literary capital: Saint Paul, Minnesota.


CECELIA NADER | Nonfiction Reader | She/Her/Hers

Celina Nader is a Syrian-American writer, editor, chef, and entrepreneur. She reads cookbooks like novels, runs a small food business in Columbus, OH (Scrappy Cat Co.) and is currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction stories regarding the Syrian people and their lives during war. You can read her words on food, culture, and sexuality at digintome.wixsite.com/insatiable


JESSICA LIND PETERSON | Nonfiction Reader | She/Her/Hers

Jessica Lind Peterson is a playwright, actor and founder of Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo, Minnesota. Her essays have appeared in River Teeth and Alaska Quarterly Review. She is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.


CAMI STENQUIST | Nonfiction Reader | She/Her/Hers

Cami Stenquist recently graduated from Hamline University and holds her MFA in Creative Writing. She has been published by PBS, as part of the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Initiative. Her piece, "Dad's List" was chosen as one of the top twelve pieces written by children of Vietnam Vets. She has been a mentor with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop for two years for CNF. She has also sat on the editorial boards in CNF and Fiction for the Water~Stone Review. She is currently working on a collection of personal essays surrounding her years in medicine providing hospice care for dying family members and friends.


ALLISON GRIMALDI-DONAHUE | Translation Associate Editor | She/Her/Hers

Allison Grimaldi-Donahue is an Italian-American writer, translator and editor living in Bologna. Her work has appeared in The American Reader, The New Inquiry, Lunch Ticket, theEEEL, and Metatron. She has been an NEA Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and a Katherine Bakeless Nelson Fellow at the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference. She is Fiction Editor at Queen Mob's Teahouse and is pursuing her PhD at The European Graduate School. Follow her on twitter or on her blog.


MARÍA JOSÉ GIMÉNEZ | Translation Assistant Editor | She/Her/Hers

María José Giménez is a poet, translator, and editor who has received fellowships from the NEA, BILTC, and the Katherine Bakeless Nason Endowment. A studio resident at MASS MoCA in Spring 2018 and assistant translation editor of Anomaly, María José is the translator of Tilting at Mountains (Edurne Pasaban), Red, Yellow, Green (Alejandro Saravia), and As Though The Wound Had Heard (Mara Pastor).


KIRA JOSEFSSON | Translation Assistant Editor | She/Her/Hers

Kira Josefsson is a writer and translator who usually works between Swedish and English. She's currently translating a Swedish novel about filial love and guilt, and the costs of belonging (and not) in the changed socioeconomic conditions of Europe. Her own writing, often about literature and identity, has appeared in Art in America, The Photobook Review, Indiewire, Arena, Arbetaren, Bon Magazine, and Maisonneuve Magazine, among others, and she's about to finish a large-scale fiction project about female desire and the male gaze. Born in Stockholm, she's lived in Helsinki, Paris, and Montréal. Today, her home is in Brooklyn, New York.


SHAYLA LAWZ | Fiction Reader | She/Her/Hers

Shayla Lawson is the Nonfiction Editor for Indiana Review. Her poems have appeared in several journals, including: MiPoesias, Anti-, inter|rupture, and Pluck! She was the inaugural winner of Sou’Wester’s Dr. Fred Robbins Memorial Award for Emerging Writers in poetry. Her work is supported by fellowships from the Giorgio Cini Foundation of Venice, Italy and the Toyota Alumni Fund hosted by the Kentucky Center. She teaches poetry for Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts and is a member of The Affrilachian Poets.


LOUISE AKERS | Books Editor | She/Her/Hers

Louise Akers is Anomalous Press's Books Editor.


CASSANDRA CERVI | Assistant Books Editor | She/Her/Hers

Cassandra Cervis is Anomalous Press's Assistant Books Editor.


NOAH FIELDS | Social Media Editor; Blog Assistant Editor | They/Them/Their

Noah Fields is a genderqueer, hard-of-hearing poet and performance artist. Their writing has appeared in Ghost City Press, Chelsea Station, Anomaly/Drunken Boat, Bluestockings, and elsewhere. They live in Chicago.