Sonoma State University’s Literary Magazine
Senior Editor: Meelina Galope
Poetry Editor: Hannah Moore
Prose Editor: Kathryn Wylie
Art Editor: Rebecca Bradley
Editorial Staff 2015-2016
Chelsea Bassett, Rebecca Bradley, Brittany Cole, Meelina Galope, Ryan Garcia, Jazmin Gutierrez, Megan Kleszcz, Hannah Moore, Theresa Stirlacci, Taylor Williamson, Kathryn Wyllie
Editorial Staff 2014-2015
Natalie Albanna, Allison Armstong, Charlie Foltz, Meelina Galope, Linzy Garcia,
Joshua Gutierrez, Michele Herbert, Katelynn Jasper, Nina Jones, Liliah Ornelas,
Carly Perkins, Justin Romers, Amanda Sanchez, Nikolas Stelmashenko, Theresa
Stirlacci, Katy Swanson.
Editorial Staff 2013- 2014
Ashlyn Arend, Delaney Brown, Erica Buchko, Sarah Cain, Charles Foltz,
Mikayla Forkes, Hassey Gascar, Alicia Graves, Nina Jones, Inga Lynn,
Kathryn Lunsford, Rosalinda Monroy, Megan O’Connor, Carly Perkins,
Tiana Raihn, Megan Satalich, Ashley Simms, Nikolas Stelmashenko,
Aaron Studebaker, Devin Tasker, Nicole Williams, Kelleher Winship.
Faculty Advisor 2014-2015
giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal committed to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Her debut poetry collection, Ascension, informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal. She was selected for the Poetry Society of America’s biennial New American Series, which recognizes recent first book poets. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, Inquiring Mind, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. singleton has taught at CalArts, Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area. singleton coordinates Lunch Poems, the monthly poetry reading series at UC-Berkeley under the direction of Robert Hass.
Founder and Senior Faculty Advisor
Gillian Conoley is a Professor of English and Poet in Residence at Sonoma State University. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including PEACE, PLOT GENIE, PROFANE HALO, LOVERS IN THE USED WORLD, and TALL STRANGER, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received many prizes, including the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award, and has been anthologized in over 20 national and international anthologies, including W.W. Norton’s American Hybrid, Counterpath’s Postmodern Lyricism, and Oscar Mondadori’s Nuova Poesia Americana. Conoley’s translations of Henri Michaux, THOUSAND TIMES BROKEN, THREE BOOKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, came out with City Lights in September 2014. Conoley has taught as a visiting poet at many universities, including University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Tulane University, University of Denver, and Vermont College. She is the editor and founder of Volt Magazine, and makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.