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Val Gryphin

Editor-in-Chief

Val lives and works in the Pacific Northwest where she writes and works on her plans for world domination. She enjoys reading submissions of all types, and the variety of pieces she reviews always keeps her on her toes. You can visit her at  valgryphin.com.


Lilly Blackburn

Prose Editor

Lilly Blackburn is originally from the rural mountains of Humboldt County, CA but moved to Portland in 2013 to study writing, literature and to see as much live music as humanly possible. She enjoys writing various forms of short prose, with an emphasis in creative non-fiction.


T. E. Wilderson

Prose Editor

T. E. Wilderson is a New Orleans-born, Midwestern writer. Wilderson’s work has appeared in The Opiate magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, The Roanoke Review, The Louisville Review, and Crack the Spine. Wilderson has just completed a novel and is at work on a short story collection.


Abigail Rabishaw

Prose Editor

Abigail Rabishaw is an English Major at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. She will read anything and everything, and is particularly fond of writing flash fiction and creative non-fiction.

 


Kristine Oakhurst

Prose Editor

Four states ago, Kristine resided in Portland, OR. Presently, her home is in Florida where she strives to meet her five daily R’s: Riding (horses), running, (w)riting, reading, and relaxing. And cats.


Yukyan Lam

Prose Editor

Yukyan is based in New York, NY, but is thrilled to have a literary connection to the Pacific Northwest. She loves reading and writing all forms of prose, particularly creative non-fiction and short stories. Like most of her favorite writers, she believes that the boundaries between literary and genre fiction are (largely) rubbish. She funds her creative impulses by working for a non-profit on environmental health and social justice. Follow her @yukyan_etc.


David Midkiff

Poetry Editor

David is a long-time Portland resident with a love for writing, poetry, cooking, philosophy, nature, bicycling, and a host of other eccentricities.  There are few things he won’t read, but David serves as the poetry editor for this publication.  In his own writing, David currently focuses on poetry as well.


Gabe Seals

Poetry Editor

Gabriel Seals lives in Nashville, TN, and received his MA in English from Belmont University. He is the 2016 recipient of the Sandra Hutchins Humanities Symposium Writing Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in Rockvale Review and The Tennessee Magazine.

 


John Koch

Visual Arts Editor

John is from Portland, OR and joined The People’s Ink as a creative writer. Since then, he has become increasingly active as a photographer. He writes editorials for Underdogs, a quarterly photography magazine, and is currently the Town Historian for the town of Hardman, OR, a position which involves producing photographic portraits of the town’s approximately 30 residents. He shares his photography online at www.flickr.com/photos/orphotographer.


 Christopher Creech

Social Media Editor

Chris grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon, before moving to Portland and graduating from Reed College in 2017. He can be found writing or editing in select Los Angeles coffee shops. Like most Oregonians, he loves skiing and biking, and is often caught staring out the window missing alpine slopes.

 

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Prior Editors

Lindsay Fowler
Jackson Berkley
Sophia G. Denney

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