Editorial

Cait Springer, Managing Editor, is a Boston-based poet who is currently focusing on experimental lyric poetry. When she is not writing, she serves as a Corpsman for the U.S. Coast Guard or spends time with her partner and cats. Her poetry can be found in Origins, Yellow Chair Review, Burningword,  and elsewhere.

Alison Lanier, Editor, is an MFA candidate at University of Massachusetts Boston and a member of the Writers' Room of Boston. She also serves as an editor at Critical Flame and as an editorial assistant at AGNIand previously at Counterpoint and The Wellesley Review.  Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared at Atticus Review, The Establishment, Burningword, Origins, and elsewhereShe's on Twitter.

Cecilia Nowell, Editor, is a literary nonfiction writer and freelance journalist. She recently graduated from Wellesley College where she studied comparative literature and political science. She served as Editor-in-Chief of Counterpoint and contributed photography and archival research to the digital museum of Middle Eastern Jewish historic sites Diarna. Cecilia’s writing has been published by The Establishment, Ms. Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Bustle, The Tempest, and others. She currently works in immigration law.

Irene Villaseñor, Arts Editor, is an artist and nonprofit consultant. Her films have been screened at Film Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Her writing has appeared in P.O.V.’s Documentary Blog, SUNY Empire State College’s Metropolitan Review, Youth Media Reporter, and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. Her website contains her latest work.


Board of Advisers

Molly Gaudry is the author of We Take Me Apart, which was shortlisted for the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil and named 2nd finalist for the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. In 2017, Ampersand Books will release its sequel, Desire: A Haunting,  which has already earned her early comparisons to Anne Carson, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel Garia Marquez. Gaudry teaches fiction, flash fiction, and lyric essay workshops for the Yale Writers' Conference. She is the founder of Lit Pub.

Amber Sparks is the author of The Unfinished World and Other Stories, as well as the collection May We Shed These Human Bodies, and co-author of the The Desert Places. She lives in Washington, DC with two beasts and two humans, and she lives online at www.ambernoellesparks.com or @ambernoelle on Twitter. She's almost certainly seen more Godzilla movies than you.

Sumita Chakraborty is poetry editor of AGNI and has been a member of the editorial team since 2006. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Boston ReviewPANKAt LengthGulf CoastAdroit, The JournalWitness, and elsewhere; her prose has appeared in Rain Taxi and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is ABD in English at Emory University, where she works on poetry and poetics. She recently edited the collection Soundings (Arrowsmith, 2016)

Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and most recently, The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She is Editor of the #RECURRENT Novel Series at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, Executive Editor of Entropy, and CEO/Founder of POTG Design. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty collections of poetry, which include X Marks the Dress (2013, with Carol Guess), Fortress (2014), Ghost / Landscape (2016, with John Gallaher), and Dark Horse (2017), forthcoming from C & R Press. Her books have been described by literary critics as “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” and “complex.” Poet and Kenyon Review editor Zach Savich writes that her body of work is a “singularly graceful and stunningly incisive exploration of poetic insight, vision, and transformation.” Donald Revell writes of her Selected Poems, “Here is a new tradition, alive in bright air.” Kristina’s books have also been reviewed widely in literary magazines, including The Boston Review, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, The Colorado Review, The Mid-American Review, Pleiades, and The Southern Humanities Review.

Matthew Salesses  is the author of the novel The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Bestseller, Best Book of September, and Kindle First pick; an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015; a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015; a Thought Catalog Essential Contemporary Book by an Asian American Writer; and a Best Book of the season at BuzzfeedRefinery29, and Gawker, among others. Forthcoming are a new novel, The Murder of the Doppelgänger (Little A, 2018), and a collection of essays, Own Story (Little A, 2019). Matthew has served as Fiction Editor of The Good Men Project, Editor-in-Chief of Redivider Journal, and Online Fiction Editor of Gulf Coast. He is currently the Web Editor of Pleiades and serves on the boards of Green Mountains Review and Machete.

Tim "TinTim" Jones-Yelvington is a Chicago-based author, multimedia artist, and nightlife personality/drag performer. He is the author of two collections of short fiction—"Evan's House and the Other Boys Who Live There" (in They Could No Longer Contain Themselves, Rose Metal Press), and This is a Dance Movie! (forthcoming, Tiny Hardcore Press). His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Puerto Del Sol, Harpur Palate, and many others. For three years, he served as guest editor for [PANK]'s annual queer issue. His dynamic live readings evolved into his drag/nightlife persona TinTim. TinTim is well known on Youtube as "America's first drag queen public intellectual, aka the 'Cornel-Motherfucking-West of drag.'" Tim's literary and artistic interests include (but are not limited to): Camp, excess, new narrative, literary "fan fiction," transgression, pop culture, queer evil, glamour, multimedia, and multi-form writing and performance. Tim's political interests include youth organizing, social movement building, intersectionality, antiracism, education justice, labor organizing, impact evaluation, leadership development, and others. 

Greg Santos  is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, The Emperor's Sofa (DC Books, 2010), and most recently, Rabbit Punch! (DC Books, 2014). His writing has appeared in The Walrus, Geist, Vallum, The Feathertale Review, Ricepaper, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, McSweeney's, The Best American Poetry, and World Literature Today. Santos is the poetry editor for the online literary journal, carte blanche. He teaches creative writing through organizations including QWF's Writers in the Community, Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters, New Haven Reads, and LOVE: Leave Out Violence. Santos lives in Montreal with his family.