national anthology of the best undergraduate writing 2011

Editorial Staff 2012

Nonfiction editor Amanda Campbell ’13 is a literature and drama student. Currently, her favorite authors are Milan Kundera, Vladimir Nabokov, and Flannery O’Connor.

Michiel Considine ’13, who edits and writes fiction, is from Connecticut.

Poetry editor Lila Cutter ’15 is from the dusty plains of Iowa. Her academic explorations include environmental studies and literature with an emphasis in poetry (plus a smidge of dance). Although she misses the Midwestern sunsets she can imagine nothing better than reading poetry on an autumn day in Vermont.

Fiction and art editor Sarah Fetterman ’14 had her first solo art exhibition this summer in Oakland, California and is continuing to investigate art alongside women’s studies at Bennington College.

Fiction editor Katie Foster ’15 was born and raised in Denver. She studies literature and media, and hopes that by the time she graduates from Bennington she’ll finally figure out what a story really is. Until then, she is content to keep reading.

Editor-in-chief Esme Franklin ’13 studies literature and Italian. She has previously served as art director and poetry editor for plain china, and is currently Vice President of Operations for the national organization FUSE (Forum of Undergraduate Student Editors). Esme was raised in the Pacific Northwest.

Fiction editor Jess Joho ’15 studies literature and gender. This spring she will be traipsing about the moors of Ireland.

Fiction editor Jeva Lange ’15 is a Seattleite studying literature and media studies. She chose to attend school in Vermont because she wanted to see a moose, but hasn’t yet. Jeva hopes to spend her spring term studying journalism in New York City or Boston.

Editor-at-large and art director Sierra Marcum ’13 studies literature and social sciences, and finds that editing fiction never feels like working—it just feels like thinking. She is from East-central Illinois.

Nonfiction editor Sam Mayer ’14 studies playwriting and history.

Poetry and art editor Julia Mounsey ’13 is a senior studying playwriting and poetry. When she’s not in Bennington, she’s in Brooklyn.

Poetry editor Nicolette Polek ’15 is from Cleveland. She’s studying piano performance and literature and is currently working on translating Slovakian poetry with a group of poets from Bratislava.

Meg Rumsey-Lasersohn ’15 is a sophomore studying theater, literature and education. Working on plain chinahas helped her discover the joys of creative nonfiction.

Poetry editor Mariyama Scott ’15 studies literature in several languages, and enjoys staring lovingly at all the books on her shelf that she doesn’t have time to read. She is from Maryland, but the mountains of Vermont feel more like home.

Fiction editor Margaret Sweeney ’14 studies literature and Spanish. She is a native Vermonter, and couldn’t ask for a better or more inspiring home. But she feels the pull of travel, and is headed to Barcelona in the spring.

Poetry editor Andrea Tapia ’15 considers literature and art to be vital forces in society. She was born and raised in Ecuador, where she became interested in reading and writing fiction; at Bennington she studies political development as well. Last year, she interned as an editorial coordinator at the Ecuadorian literary publisher, Libresa S.A.

Internet builder Wyatt Kirby ’10 works as a freelance consultant for web design, SEO, and site development.

Faculty editor and plain china founder Rebecca Godwin has published two novels, Private Parts (Longstreet) and Keeper of the House (St. Martin’s). Her short fiction has appeared in Paris ReviewEpochSouth Carolina ReviewThe Sun, The Oxford American’s “Best of the South,″ and elsewhere. She has twice served as screening judge for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and The Atlantic’s student writing competitions, and has judged the S.C. Fiction Fellowship. Recipient of NEA and MacDowell fellowships, she teaches literature and writing at Bennington. Visit her web site here.