Tyler Tsay, Program Director
Tyler Tsay is a junior at Williams College and co-founder of The Blueshift Journal. His work, both past and upcoming, has been or will be published in The Offing, The Margins: Asian American Writers Workshop, DIAGRAM, Vinyl Poetry and others. He is the recipient of the Bullock Poetry Prize, awarded by the Academy of American Poets and judged by Camille Rankine, and is a current staff member at BOAAT Press.
Eve Nixen, Assistant Program Director
Eve Nixen grew up in Vancouver and completed her BA at McGill University in Montreal. She received a provincial grant from Quebec and self-published her debut chapbook, a collection of short stories titled Day Dreams of A Dull Girl. She discovered Speakeasy through the all-ages workshops and was a participant last summer.
She is now living in Vancouver and working on a collection of poetry to release in the winter. Her writing incorporates fragments from everyday life woven in with blatant lies and exaggerations.
Katherine Frain, On-Call Editor
Katherine Frain is a former poetry editor at The Blueshift Journal, Nassau Literary Review, and The Adroit Journal. A current student at Princeton, her works can be found in the local speculative fiction review as well as The Rumpus, The Journal, and Pith. Previously, she has run the Winter Tangerine Review summer workshop and been an Adroit mentor.
Erin O'Malley, On-Call Editor
Erin Jin Mei O'Malley is the Co-Editor of Sooth Swarm Journal, and her work appears or is forthcoming in The Ellis Review, Dialogist, Rust + Moth, and others. You can find her at www.explorationsoferin.com.
Jasmine Cui, Admin of The Harbor
Jasmine Cui is 18 years old and is majoring in Political Science, Economics, and Chemistry at SUNY Geneseo. She aspires to be like her parents who are first-generation Americans that fought an extraordinary battle for their place in this country. She is the founder and co-Editor in Chief of The Ellis Review.
Isabelle Jia, Secretary
Isabelle Jia is a 17-year old poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Blueshift Journal, the Ellis Review, Track Four and many more. Jia has attended the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio and the California State Summer School of Arts. She has also been recognized as a California Arts Scholar, by the Walt Whitman Poetry Foundation, and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She additionally works for Tinderbox Poetry Journal and the Glass Kite Anthology. Jia currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Joyce Zhou, Secretary
Joyce Zhou attends Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. Her work has been nationally recognized by The Poetry Society, National Poetry Quarterly, Penguin Random House, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and The Blueshift Journal among others. She currently serves as a genre editor for Polyphony HS and senior editor-in-chief of her school’s literary magazine The Essence.