Originally from Pikeville, Kentucky, Krishna Ammisetty is currently a senior at Vanderbilt University where he is majoring in English. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in writing in some shape or another. Krishna also serves as the prose and fiction editor for the Vanderbilt Literary Review.
Trevor Scott Barton:
Trevor Scott Barton is an elementary school teacher at a Title I school in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to poetry, he also writes for his local newspaper, The Greenville Journal.
Hutch Dano is not only a talented Abstract artist but former child actor and star of Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther. While still acting, Hutch began painting for personal enrichment and has now embarked on a career as artist as well as actor.
More of his art can be found at www.danosgallery.com
Andrew Elsakr is the founder and editor-in-chief of Out of Many Magazine. He is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University studying Creative Writing. “Man of War” is an excerpt from a novel he is currently working on.
A native New Yorker, James Penha has lived for the past quarter-century in Indonesia. He has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes in fiction and in poetry. His essay “It’s Been a Long Time Coming” was featured in The New York Times “Modern Love” column in April 2016. Penha edits TheNewVerse.News, an online journal of current-events poetry.
Claire Simpson is a writer, painter, and pianist studying at Vanderbilt University. She was born in Nashville but grew up in China with her family, the cultural dynamics of which she captures in “Reincarnations.” Claire is also a firm believer in random acts of kindness.
Wally Swist is a writer based out of Amherst, Massachusetts. His books include Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012); The Daodejing: A New Interpretation, with David Breeden and Steven Schroeder (Lamar University Literary Press, 2015); and Invocation (Lamar University Literary Press, 2015). His forthcoming books are The Windbreak Pine (Snapshot Press, 2016), The View of the River (Kelsay Books, 2017), and Candling the Eggs (Shanti Arts, LLC, 2017).
Nick is a full time writer and director in New York City. His first feature film FINDING HOME will be in Redbox, Amazon, and iTunes in February 2017. “Quality Assurance” is a chapter taken out of his new novel, PHILIA, which will be shopped around to publishers in the summer of this year. A trailer to Nick’s film can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJ2lr9rybY
Lydia Yousief, fiction editor at Out of Many Magazine, is a junior at Vanderbilt University. “They Brought With Them” is an award-winning piece that first appeared in the Vanderbilt Review, and it deals with themes inherent to her life as a Copt in America.