11.1 | Masthead

Rachel Hall | Faculty Advisor

Rachel Hall is the author of Heirlooms (BkMk Press, 2016) which was selected by Marge Piercy for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Book Prize. Her stories and essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Crab Orchard Review, Gettysburg Review, New Letters, Guernica Daily, and LitHub. She teaches creative writing and literature at Geneseo where she holds two Chancellor’s Award for Excellence–one for teaching and one for creative work.

Allison Brown | Production Advisor

Allison Brown, Production Advisor to Gandy Dancer, is the Digital Publishing Services Manager at Milne Library. She was on the staff for her college literary magazine, so she loves helping out with Gandy Dancer. Now she works on all types of open access publications and free online textbooks.

Julia Grunes | Managing Editor

Julia Grunes is a senior English (creative writing) and psychology double major from Monroe, New York. Her work  has been published in MiNT Magazine, Gandy Dancer, and Iris. Though she is predominantly a fiction writer, Julia loves to write and read work that bends genre. She is currently the poetry editor of Iris, as well as a tutor at the Writing Learning Center. When Julia isn’t writing, she can be found making music with her violin or her a cappella group, Exit 8.

Elizabeth RoosManaging Editor

Liz Roos is a senior English (creative writing) major with minors in film studies and medieval studies. She is from Clifton Park, New York, and trains birds of prey as a falconer in her free time. On-campus, Liz tutors at the Writing Learning Center, is on the e-boards of Sigma Tau Delta and the Creative Writing Club, and works at Fraser Library as a publishing assistant. She specializes in fantasy/science fiction and her work has been published in MiNT Magazine and The Allegheny Review.

Matthew Keller | Prose Editor

Matt Keller is a senior English (creative writing) major from Caledonia, New York. He is President of the Creative Writing Club and the Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Lamron. In his writing, he specializes in horror. When not reading or writing, you can find him spending time with his chinchilla, Taylor, and his guinea pigs, Peter and Phil.

Lili Gourley | Poetry Editor

Lili Gourley is a junior English (creative writing) major with a focus on poetry and fiction. An aspiring editor, she enjoys reading and writing, yet more so enjoys the growing pile of books on her desk that she’ll “definitely get to at some point.” Her poetry often reflects nature or music she finds particularly inspiring. Previously published in Gandy Dancer, she hopes to continue on in the publishing world.

Catherine Crossan | Prose Reader

Catherine Crossan is a sophomore English adolescent education major with a focus in creative writing. When she’s not reading a good short story or writing, she’s hanging out with friends or offering service to her community through her service fraternity, APO. She’s very excited to be a part of Gandy Dancer.

Anthony Guttilla | Prose Reader

Anthony Guttilla is from Milton, New York. He is currently a senior majoring in English (creative writing). When he’s not writing, he enjoys driving and working on his car, listening to music, and taking walks through nature.


Wyatt Hargrove | Prose Reader

Wyatt Hargrove is a third-year English (creative writing) major from Manlius, New York. He is passionate about skiing, hiking, traveling to new places, and, of course, reading and writing. His favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, Herman Melville, and Richard Adams.

Liz Louie | Poetry Reader

Liz Louie is an English (creative writing) major and is now in her fifth year of education. For all five of those years, Liz has been a member of the Geneseo Equestrian Team. Whenever writers block hits, she can be found riding her horse, Chile. In the future, Liz hopes to write screenplays, specifically of the horror genre, and write songs for her band, Auratus.

Jackson Michalski | Prose Reader

Jackson Michalski is a communication major on the media and journalism tract. He is a super-senior in his final semester at Geneseo and currently spends his time finishing up his English minor and film minor. He is from Rochester, New York, and has been passionate about reading and writing since a young age. When he’s not writing, he can be found snowboarding or skateboarding.

Juslannie Rosso | Poetry Reader

Juslannie Rosso is a third-year English (creative writing) major with a minor in communications. She hopes to pursue a career in higher education to help guide first generation college students. Juslannie enjoys writing and studying poetry as a form of self expression, but when she isn’t in class you can find her working as a Resident Assistant in Erie Hall, proudly serving as Original Xpressions’ Vice President, or playing monopoly with friends.

Christian Roth | Prose Reader

Christian Roth is a senior majoring in English adolescent education with a concentration in creative writing. He attended high school in Hilton, New York but now lives in Spencerport, New York. He has two older brothers, Corey and Tyler, and two dogs—a pug and a mini goldendoodle whose names are Buddy and Melly. He’s played hockey for the Geneseo Ice Knights for three years and is currently in his fourth year on the team. His hobbies are, yes, hockey, spending time with friends and family, and, of course, writing.