The Conium Review Editorial Staff
James R. Gapinski’s writing has appeared in such publications as Line Zero, Pudding Magazine, Burdock Magazine, theNewerYork, and Line Zero. James is an MFA candidate at Goddard College, he currently serves as Editor In Chief of the Pitkin Review, and he teaches a short story writing course at Mt. Hood Community College. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner and the standard hermit's collection of books, video games, and cats.
Current Guest Editor (Vol. 2, No. 2):
Benjamin Schachtman is an author and teacher living in Chinatown, New York. He teaches at Manhattan College and is an associate editor for Chicago's Anobium; his fiction and poetry has appeared in the Conium Review, The Bad Version, Anobium, and here and there online. He likes whiskeys of all denominations and provenances but has a weakness for cheap rye.
Uma Sankaram holds an MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College in New York, an MS in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University, and is a doctoral candidate at Pacific University. Along with other Conium Press editors, Uma co-hosts the “Somethingesque Reading Series” in Portland, Oregon. Uma appreciates the written word, even though her own communication abilities are mostly limited to squeaks, growls, and other random noises.
Tristan Beach is a native of Washington State. He has a BA in English from Saint Martin’s University and is currently pursuing an MFA at Goddard College. He has held internships at Copper Canyon Press and Coffee House Press. His reviews have appeared in The Conium Review and Cutbank, and his poetry has appeared in Pitkin Review. He enjoys film noir, jazz, racy poetry, and coffee art.
Susan Lynch is primarily a poet whose works have been published in ASH (the Oxford Poetry Society’s quarterly magazine), Enizagam, Poetry Space and Calliope Nerve. A former songwriter, Joan Jett’s cover of her song (with Larry Whitman) ”My Big Reward” appears on the soundtrack of Nora Ephron’s film, Lucky Numbers. She holds a BA in English from Reed College, and studied literature at Oxford University. She is earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.
Holly Tri has a BAS in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She recently moved with her family from Minnesota to Oregon. Holly writes fiction and has a passion for ancient and medieval history.