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2020 Staff Biographies

2020 Staff Biographies


Amy Rains
Editorial Position: Faculty Advisor 
Title: Assistant Professor of English 
Origin: Owasso, Oklahoma 
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I’m a big believer in supporting the arts in all forms, so I love the idea of helping students both create and publish original work. I was also a student editor of my alma mater’s anthology when I was in college, so I know how valuable this kind of experience can be; I’m glad to be able to participate in an advisory role now. “

Madilyn Barron
Editorial Position: Drama Editor
Major: English/Theater
Origin: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I have had a love of reading my entire life and I have a strong passion for the arts. I wanted to take a peek at what working in publishing is like and challenge myself in a new way.”

Dakota Ferguson
Editorial Position: Poetry Editor
Majors: English and Spanish
Origin: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I’ve gotten more into creative writing in the past year, and I thought that the Tulsa Review would be a fun opportunity to work with people in town to create something awesome and experience being an editor.”

Name: Hannah Gerow
Editorial Position:Prose Editor
Major: English Education
Origin: Tulsa Oklahoma
Reason why you chose to be a part of the Tulsa Review staff: “I have always had an interest in creative writing, particularly prose, and I am excited to work on this year’s issue of the Tulsa Review.”

Cori Morris 
Editorial Position: Poetry Editor, Visual Arts Editor
Major: English
Origin: Lewisville, Texas
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I chose to be a part of the Tulsa Review because I wanted to learn more about the processes of editing and working with others in my major and to meet more people. I also hope that this opportunity will give me experience to pursue jobs in the editing field.”

Bri’ann Piguet
Editorial Position: Prose Editor
Major: English
Origin: Tulsa, OK
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “Tulsa is a very creative community and I wanted to be a part of that through the wonderful opportunity of joining the Tulsa Review staff again as an editor with my love for reading and writing.”

Dustin Springer
Editorial Position: Fiction Editor
Major: English
Origin: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I’ve always wanted to write and publish fiction. Being a part of the Tulsa Review staff is a great way to help others who have the same passion share their stories.”

Name: Tyler Stafford
Editorial Position:Prose Editor
Major: English Education
Origin: Salina, Oklahoma
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I have a deep love for writing and am eager to interact with others who share in that. Likewise, I’m interested in seeing what the editorial process looks like from the other side (that is, being the submitee rather than the submitor.”

Name: Gracelyn Walls
Editorial Position: Head Editor
Major: English
Origin: Coweta, Oklahoma
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “My parents are both big readers and they taught me their passion for reading and words. I wanted to practice editing and see what being part of a literary journal is like.”

Jonathan Watkins
Editorial Position: Drama Editor/ Webmaster
Major: Enterprise Development
Origin: Bixby, Oklahoma
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I’ve always enjoyed reading and am currently exploring the world of writing as a new personal frontier. I sought to join Tulsa Review to gain insightful experience and meet like-minded individuals during the process.”

Zhenya Yevtushenko
Editorial Position: Poetry Editor, Prose Editor
Origin: Moscow, Russia
Major: Political Science, History, English
Reason for joining Tulsa Review: “I joined the Tulsa Review to enrich my literary life by reading the works of others. I believe that in this world there are no uninteresting people. We all have something worthwhile to share and something worthwhile to learn from each other.”