Who We Are

Editorial Staff 

Kate Falvey, Editor in Chief
Kate Falvey’s poetry appears in a variety of print and online journals: Hoboeye, Umbrella, Memoir(And), Literary Mama, The Aroostook Review, Big Pond Rumour, The Mom Egg, Red Line Blues, Hospital Drive, and others. She has also published scholarly articles on women writers and work for children. She ran a New York University-based print journal called Icarus for ten years and is on the editorial board of the Bellevue Literary Review, produced through N.Y.U.’s Langone Medical Center.

George Guida, Poetry Editor
George Guida's publications include two volumes of verse--New York and Other Lovers (Smalls Books, 2008) and Low Italian (Bordighera Press, 2006)--and a volume of criticism, The Peasant and the Pen (Peter Lang, 2003). His play, The Pope Play, was given a workshop production by Teatromania in 2009, and his collection of stories, The Pope Stories, will appear in 2011. George's creative and critical work appears in Alimentum, Barrow Street, Controlled Burn, Inkwell, Italian Americana, The Journal of Popular Culture, Literature and Gender, The Paterson Literary Review, Rain Taxi and other journals and anthologies. In an earlier life George trained as an editor at The Paris Review and The Hudson Review under George Plimpton, Jonathan Dee, and Frederick Morgan. Visit his Web site, www.georgeguida.com.

Rita Ciresi, Fiction Editor 
Rita Ciresi is author of the novels Bring Back My Body to Me, Pink Slip, Blue Italian, and Remind Me Again Why I Married You. Her story collections include Sometimes I Dream in Italian and Mother Rocket (winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction). Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in over fifty literary magazines and numerous anthologies devoted to Italian-American literature. She is professor of English and director of creative writing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Visit her website at www.ritaciresi.com.

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