Editorial Board, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Alyse Bensel is the author of two chapbooks, Not of Their Own Making (dancing girl press, 2014) and Shift (Plan B Press, 2012). She serves as the Book Review Editor at The Los Angeles Review. Her poetry has recently appeared in Mid-American Review, Heavy Feather Review, and Ruminate, among others. She is a second-year PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Kansas. She loves cats, coffee, craft beer, and alliteration.
Scarf and sweater enthusiast Sara Leavens is entering her final year in the MFA program at the University of Kansas. Her multi-genre work has appeared in The North American Review, Blood Lotus, Midwestern Gothic, and Blue Earth Review. Forthcoming work will appear in Quaint Magazine. Sara dreams of the day that she will find a blueberry pie porter.
Creighton Nicholas Brown instructs college writing and reading, teaches elementary Spanish, and lives life one action verb at a time.
Harmony Hanson is pleased to serve as Beecher’s Design Editor for a second year, excited about the possibilities for the celebratory Issue 5. Entering her second year in the MFA program at KU, her work focuses on nonfiction with a dash of fiction on the side. As a mother of three, wife of one, and full time Publications Assistant, her writing time often feels like a luxury. For Harmony, writing is about discovery and making connections. She is in search of good homes for her work.
Tim Lantz is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Kansas. His writing has appeared in alice blue, DIAGRAM, Prick of the Spindle, and other publications and has been translated into Chinese, German, and Korean.
Jennifer Pacioianu, Nonfiction Editor
Jennifer Pacioianu has loved working on the past two issues of Beecher’s and is excited to move into the position of Nonfiction Editor. Jennifer is a former social worker and a current third year MFA student focusing on nonfiction. She is especially interested in reading and writing work that plays with boundaries and form in nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, seveneightfive magazine, and Inscape Magazine.
Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan 2011), a mixed-genre work relating the twinned narratives of the Watergate scandal and his mother’s cancer; it was a Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection. His creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bombay Gin, Hotel Amerika, Colorado Review, The Rumpus, 1913: a journal of forms, Tupelo Quarterly and Fact-Simile, among others. He is also the author of a critical study, Poetry and the Public.