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.
Joe Arsenault is a writer, composer, mathematician and currently Research Associate at University of Maine's Franco American Programs.
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
Rhea Côté Robbins
Rhea Côté Robbins is the author of creative nonfiction works, 'down the Plains,' and Wednesday's Child, winner of the MWPA Chapbook Award. She is editor of Canuck and Other Stories, an anthology of translations of 20th century Franco-American women writers. She is the founder and director of the Franco-American Women's Institute. She edited Heliotrope--French Heritage Women Create! Côté Robbins' writing and research have appeared in many publications.
Greg Chabot writes in both French and English, focusing primarily on theater. An anthology of his early plays was published in 1996 by the University of Maine Press. He has since written numerous plays and monologues, which he and his troupe, Du Monde d’à côté, perform throughout New England and Canada.
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).
Louisianan Creole editor
Clint Bruce holds the Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational Studies (CRÉAcT) at Université Sainte-Anne, where he teaches in the Department of Social Sciences. His research deals with the Acadian diaspora, Francophone Louisiana, and the Atlantic world. Originally from Louisiana, Professor Bruce holds a doctorate from Brown University and a masters from Lehman College (City University of New York).
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.
Jacob Albert is a librarian, writer, and teacher with publications in education and Franco American studies. He lives in Maine.
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.