Raleigh Review Staff 


  Rob Greene (North Carolina) 

Landon Houle (South Carolina) 
Bryce Emley (New Mexico) 

 Jessica Pitchford | Fiction Editor (South Carolina) 
 Leah Poole Osowski | Poetry Editor (Pennsylvania) 
 Shelley Senai | Assistant Fiction Editor (Massachusetts) 
Tyree Daye | Assistant Poetry Editor (North Carolina) 
 Leila Chatti | Consulting Poetry Editor (Wisconsin) 
 Garrett Davis | Copy Editor (New York) 

 Editorial Staff 
Dailihana Alfonseca | Fiction (South Carolina) 
 ​Ina Cariño | Poetry (North Carolina) 
Chas Carey | Fiction (Massachusetts) 
Madison Cyr | Fiction (Indiana) 
Susan Finch | Fiction​ (Tennessee) 
Chelsea Harlan | Poetry (Virginia) 
​ Robert McCready | Fiction (South Carolina) 
Jeff McLaughlin | Fiction (Minnesota & France) 
Erin Osborne | Fiction (Oregon) 
 D. Eric Parkison | Poetry (Massachusetts) 
 Sam Piccone | Poetry (Nevada)
Allison Frase Reavis | Fiction (Arkansas)
Melanie Tafejian | Poetry (North Carolina)  
Annie Woodford | Poetry (North Carolina) 

 Other Staff 
Al Olson | Layout Designer (South Dakota) 
Christopher Ingram Jr | Social Media Manager (New York)
Nora Beers Kelly | Contract Illustrator (Montreal, Quebec)

Literary Publishing Program Intern
Jeremee Jeter |Senior at Saint Augustine's University

 Board of Directors 
 Joseph Millar | Chairman
 Dorianne Laux | Vice Chair
Landon Houle | Member
Bryce Emley | Member
​Will Badger | Member
 Tyree Daye | Member
 Rob Greene | Member

 Printing & Binding
AlphaGraphics | Downtown Raleigh, NC  USA

Nora Beers Kelly (Contract Illustrator at Raleigh Review) is from Montreal, Quebec. Her notable clients include Concordia University, Plateau Astro, Temps Libres, The Tyee, The New York Times, and many other establishments.

Christopher Ingram Jr (Social Media Manager) completed his BA from Saint Augustine's University in spring of 2022, where he served as the SGA president and the editor for Saint Augustine's Magazine. Chris is currently attending
St. John's University in New York, in addition to serving as a commissioned officer in the US Army Reserves.

Dailihana Alfonseca (Fiction Team Member) is currently working on her Masters in Latino/a Studies with a focus on the cultural legacy of the African Diaspora and the marginalization of Caribbean Immigrants. She resides in South Carolina with her family and is a member of South Carolina Writers Association. Her writing reflects on the immigrant experience within America and the cultural trauma that is a result of what W.E.B. Dubois calls “Double Consciousness.” Her poetry has previously appeared in The Bangalore Review, and her fiction recently appeared in Driftwood.

Melanie Tafejian
 (Poetry Team Member) is a poet and educator from Olympia, WA. She holds an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University, where she won the 2020 North Carolina State Poetry Contest. She was awarded first place in the 2021 Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest and has work in or forthcoming in The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Review, Poetry Northwest, and Willow Springs among other journals. She teaches high school and lives in Raleigh.

Allison Frase Reavis (Fiction Team Member) holds an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington, and currently resides with her family in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her favorite recent book
is A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet.

Al Olson (she/they) (Layout Designer) has an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They enjoy making zines including, Women in Horror (essays using film theory to examine how women function in horror movies), Bachwatch (a collaborative zine about all things bachelor nation), Pickle Spirit Guide (interactive with magic dill, tarot card, and stickers) and Bummer Time (two-color risograph printed illustrations depicting summer depression.) Al also works as a content creator for indie publishers Black Ocean and Not A Cult. You can find their poetry in The Racket.

Will Badger
 (Board Member) holds an MFA from NC State and a doctorate in English literature from the University of Oxford. He was named Artist-in-Residence at the University of Utah's Rio Mesa Center in support of his novel-in-progress. ​In 2018-19 he was a fellow of the Writers Guild Foundation's Veterans Writing Project. 

Garrett Davis
(Copy Editor) is a graduate from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina where he participated on their newspaper, The Falcon Forum, and their writing center. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York. Garrett serves as the copy editor of Raleigh Review

​Ina Cariño
 (Poetry Team Member) was born in Baguio City in the Philippines. Their first book, FEAST, won the 2021 Alice James Award. They hold an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Leah Poole Osowski (Poetry Editor) is the author of Hover Over Her, winner of the 2015 Wick Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She was the fall 2018 Emerging Writer in Residence at Penn State Altoona and works in grad student services at Penn State. Find her at leahpooleosowski.com

Bryce Emley is the author of the prose chapbooks A Brief Family History of Drowning and Smoke and Glass. He works in marketing at the University of New Mexico Press and he is co-editor of Raleigh Review. Read more at bryceemley.com.

Landon Houle's book, Living Things, ​won the 2017 Red Hen Fiction Prize judged by Charles Yu. Living Things is set for publication in 2019. Other writing has won contests at Black Warrior Review, Crab Creek Review, and Permafrost. Her essay "The Plains We Cross" was listed as a notable in The Best American Essays, and her story "Travelers" was listed as a Pushcart Prize honorable mention. Other work has appeared in Baltimore Review, Crazyhorse, River Styx, Harpur Palate, The Long Story, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. Landon holds a Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. She is the co-editor of Raleigh Review and an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.

Jessica Pitchford’s fiction has appeared in Prime Number Magazine, Extract(s), Gris-Gris, storySouth, and elsewhere. Her novel, Can’t Walk Out, was recently longlisted for the Regal House Publishing Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction and shortlisted for the 2022 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize. The former Editor-in-Chief of Pembroke Magazine, she now teaches writing and literature to high schoolers at the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics as well as serves as Raleigh Review Ficiton Editor.

Tyree Daye (Board Member) is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner and Cardinal forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press 2020. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at UC Santa Barbara and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist. Daye most recently was awarded a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.

Shelley Senai (Assistant Fiction Editor) is currently a fiction candidate at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is a 2018 recipient of the Emerging Artist Award in literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. She resides outside of Boston with her husband and two young children.

Samuel Piccone (Poetry Team Member) is the author of the chapbook Pupa (Anhinga Press, 2018). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including, Southern Indiana Review, Passages North, Greensboro Review, and The Pinch. He received an MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Currently, he resides and teaches in Nevada.

D. Eric Parkison (Poetry Team Member) received his MFA in Creative Writing at Boston University and his MA in English at the University of Rochester. His work has appeared in Zyzzyva, B O D Y, American Chordata, and Hawk & Whippoorwill, among others. He has work forthcoming in Antigonish Review. He lives in Lynn, MA.

Robert McCready
 (Fiction Team Member) is the author of The Magic of Fiction: An Alchemy in Haiku Incantations, and teaches writing workshops around South Carolina.

Jeff McLaughlin
 (Fiction Team Member) was born in Nebraska, grew up in the Carolinas, went to college in Minnesota, and now lives in Paris with his family. He is revising his first novel, from which Burning is drawn. Other segments have appeared in december magazine, Kenyon Review Online, and The Olive Press.

Erin Osborne (Fiction Team Member) is a writer and Library Media Assistant living in Beaverton, Oregon. Her fiction explores themes of stasis and imagination and has appeared in NOON Annual, Elohi Gadugi, M Review, and Habit. She holds a B.A. in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing from Marylhurst University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. In 2009, she received the first Jackie Mosier Emerging Writer Award, and in 2017 received her first Pushcart Special Mention. She lives with her daughter.

Susan Finch (Fiction Team Member) is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Crab Orchard Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, Beloit Fiction Journal, and elsewhere. Her fiction has received several awards, and most recently, she was selected as the winner of New Ohio Review’s Editors Prize in fiction. Currently, she is working on a novel and a story collection.

Chas Carey (Fiction Team Member) works primarily in disaster management. A member of the "narrative technologist" collective Wolf 359, his writing has been or will soon be featured in outlets such as NPR's Live From Here, the American Public Media children's podcast Smash Boom Best, and the Hearth Gods reading series in New York City. He holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and their two children. His website is www.chascarey.com and he tweets under the handle @imitationsun.

Madison Cyr (Fiction Team Member) is an MFA candidate in fiction at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She's been published previously in The Printer's Devil Review, Cape Rock, and Leon Literary Review (forthcoming). When not writing, Madison can be found either running, eating, or watching The Office on repeat ad Infinitum. She lives in Southern Indiana with her husband, Bobby. Together they share a rag-tag group of fur-babies that includes two dogs, and one very bossy cat. She is at work on her first novel. 

Chelsea Harlan (Poetry Team Member) is a poet from Appalachian Virginia. She holds a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Brooklyn College, where she has also enjoyed teaching. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Sixth Finch, SAND, Southwest Review, The Greensboro Review, The American Poetry Review, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, and her chapbook Country Music is forthcoming from Two Plum Press. She lives in the Blue Ridge.
Annie Woodford (Poetry Team Member) is the author of Bootleg (Groundhog Poetry Press, 2019), which was a runner-up for the Weatherford Award for Appalachian poetry. Her second book is the winner of Mercer University’s 2020 Adrienne Bond Prize and will be published in 2022. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, The Southern Review, The Rumpus, and Prairie Schooner. She has been awarded scholarships to the Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers’ conferences as well as Barbara Deming Fund and Jean Ritchie fellowships. Originally from Bassett, Virginia—a mill town near the North Carolina border—she now teaches community college English in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. 

Leila Chatti (Consulting Poetry Editor) is a Tunisian-American poet and author of Deluge, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020, and the chapbooks Ebb (Akashic Books, 2018) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors' Selection from Bull City Press. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, The Frost Place, and the Key West Literary Seminar, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Cleveland State University, where she is the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Publishing and Writing. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, Tin House, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Dorianne Laux
's most recent collection is Only As The Day Is Long: New and Selected, W.W. Norton. She is also author of The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award.  She teaches poetry at North Carolina State and Pacific University, and she serves as Board Vice Chair for Raleigh Review.

Joseph Millar
's most recent poetry collection is Kingdom, and he teaches in the MFA programs at Pacific University as well as NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Millar is the chairman of Raleigh Review.

​​Rob Greene
is the founder & publisher of Raleigh Review. He resides in Raleigh, NC where he teaches
at Saint Augustine’s University. Greene received his PhD from University of Birmingham in England.

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