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Clare Smith Marash - Founder & Director

A winner of the Avery Hopwood Award in Short Fiction and numerous fellowships, Clare received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Columbia University.

Clare currently freelances as a writer and editor. She has written about topics ranging from particle physics to political music, and has taught at the high school and university level. You can learn more about her writing and work by perusing

Katie Longofono - Curator

Katie Longofono received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where she directed the 2014 SLC Poetry Festival. She is the co-founder of Dead Rabbits Reading Series, a monthly literary salon that takes place in NYC. Her first chapbook, The Angel of Sex, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2013. Her chapbook Angeltits is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Tinderbox Poetry Journal, BOAAT, South Dakota Review, Juked, Midwestern Gothic, and more. She may or may not be on Twitter. She lives in Brooklyn.

Sarah Sala - Curator

Sarah Sala is a native Michigander with an MFA in Poetry from New York University. Her awards and honors include: an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Marjorie Rapport Award for Poetry, An Avery Hopwood Award for Nonfiction, and a Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship. Recently, her poem "Hydrogen" was featured in the "Elements" episode of NPR's hit show Radio Lab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. Her poems also appear in Poetry Ireland ReviewAtlas Review, and Palimpsest. You can visit her at

Laura Esther Wolfson - Curator

Laura Esther Wolfson's distinctive blend of essay, first-person narrative and exploration of language, culture, books and place has appeared in Bellingham ReviewGettysburg ReviewThe RumpusThe SunZyzzyva and elsewhere. Her work has repeatedly garnered 'notable' listings in Best American Essays and been anthologized on both sides of the Atlantic, including in Swedish translation.  

Her essay "Losing the Nobel" is currently shortlisted for the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize (winner and finalists to be announced in late June), and her essay collection Proust at Rush Hour, winner of the Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction, is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in spring 2018. 

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