Editorial Board/Comité de rédaction
Steven Riel is the author of one full-length collection of poetry (Fellow Odd Fellow), as well as three chapbooks, the most recent being Postcard from P-town, which was published as runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals. He received an MFA in Poetry from New England College.
Susan Pinette is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Director of Franco American Programs at The University of Maine. She was born and raised in Maine. She received her doctorate in French at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines contemporary Franco American literature, where she shows its significance to the broader arenas of North American Francophone communities and American studies.
Creative non-fiction editor
Jane E. Martin earned an M.A. in dramatic literature from Tufts University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. She was a Fulbright scholar at McGill University in Montréal. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, and other journals.
Graphic fiction editor
Dano Leblanc is the creator of Acadieman, le first superhero Acadien. This award winning comic was also developed into animated television series and a feature film. Dano has also published two books of poetry and he has illustrated a children's book. He lives in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada and has become the reluctant representative of the Chiac language.
Haitian Creole editor
Patrick Sylvain is a poet, writer, social critic, and photographer. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, he is the author of Underworlds (Central Square Press. Poetry, 2018). He is published in several scholarly and creative anthologies, journals and reviews, and edited collections. Sylvain received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, an Ed.M. from Harvard; and MFA from Boston University (Robert Pinsky Global Fellow). Sylvain is on faculty at Brown University’s Africana Studies. Sylvain is also the Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Prize Fellow at Brandeis University. He has forthcoming publications with Beacon Press (essays, 2019).
Louisiana Creole editor
Robin White is an associate professor of French and English at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She is currently working on a scholarly co-translation of an 1848 novel, Amitié et dévouement, ou Trois Mois à la Louisiane, by a French writer, Camille LeBrun; as this novel looks at of race and identity in Louisiana, it is an encapsulation of her research interests. She earned a doctorate from Louisiana State University in French Studies. Robin also studies travel narratives, and lives in New Orleans where there is never a dull moment.
Alexa Bonsey is a poet, photographer, and musician in Asheville, NC. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, where she studied English Literature with a concentration in poetry and analytical writing, and minored in Franco-American Studies.
Abby Paige was born and raised in northern Vermont, USA, and now lives in New Brunswick, Canada. Her poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications in both countries, including Room Magazine, Arc Poetry Magazine, Bitch Magazine, The Montreal Review of Books, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Her solo shows, “Piecework: When We Were French” and “Les filles du quoi?,” are currently being translated in preparation for publication.
Tony Brinkley teaches English at the University of Maine, where he is also the Senior Faculty Associate at the University’s Franco-American Centre. His poetry and translations have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cerise Press, Drunken Boat, Four Centuries, Hinchas de Poesia, Hungarian Review, Metamorphoses, The New Review of Literature, Otoliths, Shofar, and World Literature Today. He is the author of Stalin’s Eyes.
Previous Editors/Anciens éditeurs
Jacob Albert, Reviews editor, 2017-2021
Joe Arsenault, Managing editor, 2017-2019
Clint Bruce, Louisianan Creole editor, 2017-2019
Greg Chabot, Drama editor, 2017-2021
Rhea Côté Robbins, Creative-Non Fiction editor, 2017-2021