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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.


Jen Galvao | Managing Editor

Jen Galvao is a senior English (Literature) major at SUNY Geneseo. When she isn’t haunting the English Department, she enjoys baking, astrology, and rereading books. After graduation, Jen hopes to pursue an MFA in fiction and to quit biting her nails For Real This Time. 

 


Noah Mazer | Managing Editor

Noah Mazer is a senior English (Creative Writing) major and Latin American Studies minor. He’s from Manhattan, New York, where every dog in the city respectfully refrained from barking on the day he was born. After 3 long years of meditation and study, Noah is finally qualified to make value judgments on art.

 


Olivia Cockerham | Art Editor & Poetry Reader

Olivia Martel Cockerham is an English major, Anthropology minor and poet at SUNY Geneseo, with plans to graduate this coming winter. She is growing used to things not going according to plan. She thinks this makes for better stories, anyway.

 


Gabi Esposito | Fiction Editor

Gabrielle Esposito is a senior Creative Writing major at SUNY Geneseo. She enjoyed the process of putting Gandy Dancer together, and reading the various voices of submissions.

 

 


Bri Forgione | Poetry Editor

Bri Forgione is a senior English (Creative Writing) major at SUNY Geneseo. She is a lover of poetry, cooking, reading, and dancing. Bri is from Long Island, New York but equally calls Geneseo her home.

 


Connor Keihl | CNF Editor 

Connor Keihl is a senior English (Creative Writing) major at SUNY Geneseo. He enjoys writing embarrassing CNF stories, memorizing song lyrics, and laughing when nobody else is. After graduating, he plans to continue his schooling because four years just wasn’t enough to break him.

 

 


Kira Baran | CNF Reader

Kira Baran is a sophomore English (Literature) and Communication (Journalism and Media) double major. Her interests revolve around 1960s pop culture, and her favorite book is James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small.  Kira looks forward to studying abroad in Ireland, where the grass is (somehow) always greener than Upstate New York.

 


Abby Barrett | Poetry Reader 

Abby is an English (Creative Writing) and Sociology double major at SUNY Geneseo. She enjoys good tea and spirits, and asks questions about everything. One day, she would like to own and operate her own restaurant, but for now will continue to eat whole boxes of Annie’s mac & cheese straight from the pot. 

 


Nicole Callahan | Fiction Reader

Nicole Callahan is working towards a degree at a college. She has done some things, does other things currently, and would like to do still other things in the future. When she isn’t in one place, she can often be found at another. She loves certain books, foods, and activities.

 


Elana Evenden | Fiction Reader

Elana Evenden is a junior English (Literature) major with a minor in Art History at SUNY Geneseo. She is from Schenectady, New York and can be found listening to a Stephen King audiobook on the thruway from Albany to Rochester.

 


Rachel Lintz | CNF Reader

Rachel Lintz is a senior at SUNY Geneseo studying Childhood and Special Education with a concentration in English. Originally from Rochester, she spends her free time writing poetry and eating garbage plates.

 


Nicole Logrieco | CNF Reader 

Nicole Logrieco is a senior English (Creative Writing) at SUNY Geneseo, with minors in Communications and Biology. After college, she hopes to combine all three of her degrees and her love of travel.  When she is not spending late nights cramming work, Nicole is planning her next trip or diving into her next artistic endeavor.

 


Daniel Mariani | Poetry Reader

Dan is a Senior English (Literature) and Adolescent Education major with a minor in Philosophy at SUNY Geneseo. He aims to one day surpass Walt Whitman as the great Long Island poet.

 


 

Hannah McSorley | Fiction Reader

Hannah is a senior English major at SUNY Geneseo. She loves Target and iced coffee. Her writing has previously been published in Crab Fat Magazine and Gandy Dancer. She hopes to pursue a career in publishing when she graduates in December.

 


Erica Milliman | CNF Reader 

Erica Milliman is a senior English and Musical Theatre double major at SUNY Geneseo. She is often (and mostly) found singing obnoxiously in public, but also enjoys video editing and impulsively buying plane tickets to travel the world. In her minimal free time when she isn’t in rehearsals, you can find her engulfed in Outlander or watching Grey’s Anatomy.

 


Brittany Pratt | Fiction Reader

Brittany Pratt is a senior English (Literature) major from Cicero, NY. After graduation, she plans to give herself time to write and figure out exactly what she loves, before pursuing her master’s. In her rare free moments, she can be found drinking iced coffee while listening to paranormal and true crime podcasts.

 


Cameron Rustay | Public Relations & CNF Reader 

Cameron Rustay is a senior English major and Biology minor at SUNY Geneseo. After graduation, he plans to continue his studies in order to pursue a career in publishing. In his free time, he enjoys being a caring parent to his many plants.

 


Courtney Statt | Poetry Reader

Courtney Statt is a senior English (Literature) major at SUNY Geneseo. She wakes up with pen marks on her every morning because she falls asleep with a pen every night.

 

 


Tyler Waldriff | Fiction Reader

Tyler Waldriff is a junior English (Literature) major from Western New York. He is looking to pursue a career in publishing following graduation. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing guitar, and adding movies to a watchlist he’ll (probably) never get to.

 


Jason Whelehan | CNF Reader 

Jason Whelehan is from Rochester, New York. He returned to school a few years ago, initially studying philosophy before switching to English literature. He has been writing creatively for a few years and aspires to get published, and to someday teach at the college level.