Founder & Editor in Chief
Whitney Kerutis is a poet from Arizona now residing in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is a Ph.D. student in English-Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she served as Poetry Editor of Timber Journal. She is the 2018 poetry winner of the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award. Her poetry and nonfiction works have appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, American Literary Review, Bayou Magazine, Breakwater Review, and others. Find her at WhitneyKerutis.com
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Natalie Sharp (she/her) is a Black queer writer, dancer, and educator hailing from Savannah, GA and based in Denver, CO. She completed her MFA in creative writing at the University of Colorado Boulder, and her poetry and nonfiction have previously appeared in Foglifter Journal, BOAAT Journal, Bodega Magazine, and elsewhere. If you propose to her in a Waffle House, she will probably say yes.
Kaya Dierks is a Korean-American writer and an incoming freshman at Yale University. Her work has been recognized by The National YoungArts Foundation, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Columbia College Chicago, and The New York Times, among others. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in The Adroit Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, GASHER Journal, and elsewhere. A finalist for the 2020 Adroit Prize for Prose, she reads for Pidgeonholes and EX/POST and edits for The Bitter Fruit Review.
Ethan Cohen is a poet and artist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He has been with GASHER in one form or another since 2018, and holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ethan's words have been published in WINDOW and Journal 2020, and his art can be found at misconnectgallery.com.
Liz McGehee is a full-time scientific editor and poet based in New Orleans. She is the author of the forthcoming poetry chapbook Louisiana Alchemy (dancing girl press, Nov. 2021). A survivor of Hurricanes Katrina and Ida, her creative work often explores themes of ecodisaster and the New Orleanian/Cajun diaspora, appearing in literary journals such as New Delta Review, Cloud Rodeo, The Volta, The Thought Erotic, Pouch Magazine, and elsewhere. Additionally, she is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee and holds an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. You can find more of her at lizmcgehee.com.
Remi Recchia is a poet and essayist from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a Ph.D. candidate in English-Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Cimarron Review. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Remi’s work has appeared or will soon appear in Best New Poets 2021, Columbia Online Journal, Harpur Palate, and Juked, among others. Two of his poems have been published on Poets.org as winning pieces for a 2019 and 2021 University & College Academy of American Poets Prize. He holds an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. Remi is the author of Quicksand/Stargazing (Cooper Dillon Books, 2021).
2021 Prose Reading Interns
2021 Poetry Reading Interns
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