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Staff

Executive Director

Ross White is the author of Charm Offensive, winner of the Sexton Prize, and three chapbooks: How We Came Upon the Colony, The Polite Society, and Valley of Want. With Matthew Olzmann, he edited Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, PloughsharesPoetry DailyNew England Review, The Southern Review, and others. He is a recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily, and currently teaches poetry writing and grammar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswhite.  He joined Bull City Press in September 2006. (photo by Migonette Dooley)


Associate Director

Noah Stetzer is the author of Because I Can See Needing a Knife (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016).  Noah’s poems have appeared in various journals including Sixth Finch, Waxwing, The Cortland Review, Hobart, and New England Review. He is a 2014 fellow from the Lambda Literary Retreat and a returning work-study scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Noah now lives in Sayville, NY(Long Island) and can be found online at www.noahstetzer.com.  Follow him on Twitter: @dcnoah.  He joined Bull City Press in August 2015 and became Associate Director in August 2018.


 Editor, Inch

Maria Isabelle Carlos’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Pleiades, Sycamore Review, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net. She received her B.A. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University, where she served as editor-in-chief of Nashville Review. She joined Bull City Press in April 2020.


Associate Editors

Rebecca Hazelton

Rebecca Hazelton is the author of Gloss (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow (Cleveland State University Press, 2013). She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2011, and Best American Poetry 2013. She joined Bull City Press in September 2012.


Sam Martone

Sam Martone lives and writes in New York City. He’s previously served as Editor of Origami Zoo Press and Hayen’s Ferry Review. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in The PinchPassages North, Little Fiction, and Territory. His RPG player’s guide chapbook, An Object You Cannot Lose, is available to read online at Cartridge Lit. He joined Bull City Press in June 2017.


Matthew Olzmann, who currently is crushing in his fantasy league

Matthew Olzmann is the author of Mezzanines (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the 2011 Kundiman Poetry Prize, Contradictions in the Design (Alice James Books, 2016), and Constellation Route (Alice James Books, 2022). His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Rattle and elsewhere.  He’s received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kresge Arts Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and has served as a writer-in-residence for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. He is the co-editor of The Collagist, and with Ross White, edited Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series. He joined Bull City Press in November 2015.

Rebecca Hazelton and Ross White at AWP
Rebecca Hazelton and Ross White at AWP 2014.

Publicist

Cassie Mannes Murray

Cassie Mannes Murray is a literary agent at Howland Literary, owns and directs her own book publicity company, Pine State Publicity, and has the privilege of doing publicity at Bull City Press and Mindbuck Media as well. Before she weaseled her way into publishing, she produced a robust blog called Books & Bowel Movements, and taught in the public school system. For writing, she has an MFA in creative nonfiction from UNCW, has received a notable in Best American Essays 2020, and Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has been featured in The RumpusStory QuarterlyPassages NorthHobartJoylandSlice Magazine, and Fugue. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, dog, cats, and street chickens. She joined Bull City Press in October 2021.


Staff, Inch

Yamini Pathak

Poetry Editor Yamini Pathak’s poems and nonfiction have appeared in WaxwingAnomalyThe Kenyon Review blog, Kweli Journal, Rattle, and elsewhere. Her art column for children has been published in TheHindu newspaper. She has enjoyed residencies at VONA/Voices (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) and Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. A Geraldine Dodge Foundation Poet in the Schools, she reads poetry for Nashville Review. Yamini was born and raised in India. She lives with her family in New Jersey. She joined Bull City Press in April 2020.

John Shakespear

John Shakespear (Fiction/Nonfiction Editor) is a writer, editor, and musician from Massachusetts. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University, where he was a 2019-20 creative writing fellow at the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy and co-editor-in-chief of Nashville Review. His writing has appeared in Cincinnati Review and Boston Review, and his music has been featured on NPR, PopMatters, and American Songwriter. He bears no known relation to William Shakespeare. He joined Bull City Press in April 2020.

Zinnia Bynum

Zinnia Bynum is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in Communications Studies with a minor in Creative Writing Poetry. She is the former poetry editor of Cellar Door and a recipient of the Phillips Travel Scholarship where she researched differences between spoken word poetry between the United States and Europe. She is from Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She joined Bull City Press in August 2016.

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore (Poetry Reader)’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including ZZYZVA, Cream City Review, and Best New Poets, and her essays have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and on the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s blog. Contributing Poetry Editor at Women’s Voices for Change, Amanda also serves as a Board member for the Marin Poetry Center and is a 2019-2020 Brown Handler Resident. She is a high school English teacher and lives by the beach in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and daughter. More at http://amandapmoore.com She joined Bull City Press in April 2020.

Caitlin Thornbrugh

Caitlin Thornbrugh (Fiction/Nonfiction Reader) is a writer from Kansas City. Her work has appeared in Parcel Literary Journal, The Paper Napkin, Portal del Sol, and Honest Noise, among others. Her piece, “Ahuacatl Agovago, Avocado: The Corrupt Alligator Pear” was a 2014 Notable Best American Essay. She has received support for her writing from The Vermont Studio Center, Dickinson House-Belgium, and was a 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow in creative nonfiction. She currently lives in Boston where she teaches at Northeastern University and for Writers Without Margins. Follow her on Twitter @caitlinfrances. She joined Bull City Press in April 2020.


Contributing Editors

Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates works at Open Books: A Poem Emporium and serves on the editorial boards of The Seattle ReviewPoetry Northwest, and Broadsided Press. Her poems and poetry comics appear in PoetryNew England Review, the Missouri ReviewAlaska Quarterly Review, and Guernica, among other journals, and she is the recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Artist Trust, and the University of Washington, where she received her MFA. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she currently lives in Seattle. www.gabriellebat.es/ twitter: @GabrielleBates / instagram: @gabrielle_bates_ She joined Bull City Press in January 2018.

Matt Poindexter

Matthew Poindexter‘s poetry has appeared in Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series, Best New Poets 2009, Meridian,The Collagist, and others. He received the Suzanne Bolch Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to write about baseball, and he frequently writes about the Charlotte Hornets for ESPN.com. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, and served as Editor of Inch from 2015-2018.  He joined Bull City Press in February 2015.


Copy Editor

Alana Dunn is celebrating a decade of copyediting Bull City Press publications. After working in higher education for many years, Alana decided to make freelance copyediting and proofreading her full-time gig and launched Regent Square Editing LLC in 2019. Alana is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing. She joined Bull City Press in April 2009.


Alumni: Bill Ferris & Jeremy Griffin, co-founders; Marielle Prince, managing editor; Brittany Cavallaro, Rebecca King Pierce, & Leslie Sainz, associate editors; Robin Black, Greg Brown, Bryan Castille, Christa Fraser, Sarah Huener, Carmen Maria Machado, Julia Ridley Smith, & Stephanie Whetstone, Inch staff; Meagan Bonnell, publicity; Delaney Andrews, Kevin Dieber, Molly Hart, Nguyen Le, Clare O’Gara, Niyata Kunal Patel, & Jordan Wingate, interns