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 was born and raised on West Coast and moved to Montreal at the age of 18 where she spent the next ten years in the chain-smoking city of bike thieves and social movements. As a writer, Eve is searching for the stories that are wound up within her DNA. She hopes to uncover the ones that lay in slumber, shake them out of her bones and onto the pages.
Eve is spellbound by both the natural landscapes of the urban jungle and rural communities around Turtle Island. She plans to continue writing fiction, poetry, non-fiction as a means of exploring her identity as a settler in these environments.
Her first self-published chapbook ‘Day Dreams of A Dull Girl’ is a short collection of writing that weaves real life experience with blatant lies and exaggerations.
Jasmine Cui, Partnerships & Organizations
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.
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.
Joyce Zhou, Secretary
Joyce Zhou attends Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. Her work has been nationally recognized by Princeton University, The Poetry Society, National Poetry Quarterly, Penguin Random House, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, The Adroit Journal, 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.
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.