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Anna Leahy is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry books Aperture and Constituents of Matter, among other books. Her essays have won top prizes from the Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University, where she curates the Tabula Poetica reading series and edits the international poetry journal TAB. See more at


Claudine Jaenichen specializes in information design because she is intrigued by the relationship between design and cognition. Advocating inclusion through design is central in pursuing design research. She continues to pursue interdisciplinary work, including TAB and TsunamiClear, that provides interaction and engagement with other specializations. She is an associate professor in Art at Chapman University. See more at


Brian Glaser has published essays on poetry and poetics as well as a book of poems, The Sacred Heart. He has been the recipient of Berkeley’s Eisner Prize for Poetry, a Fulbright award to Germany, a DAAD fellowship, Chapman University’s award for Curriculum Innovation in Sustainability Education, and a 2019 Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. See more at his faculty webpage.


Sierra Ellison was a finalist in Sundance’s screenplay contest and writer of a nationally televised TV series. She is working on a novel-in-stories. Beyond writing, she currently teaches at Chapman University, where she is a Dual MA/MFA student, and at California School of the Arts.

Daniel Miess is a student in Chapman University’s Dual MA/MFA program. His work has been published in Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology, Anastamos: Library Edition, and Adelaide Independent Literary Magazine.

Tori O’Leary is a student in the MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University. She is originally from Prescott, Arizona, and earned her BFA in Creative Writing at Chapman. She especially enjoys writing experimental prose.

Jason Thornberry is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University. His writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, including The StrangerALAN ReviewOrange County WeeklyAdirondack ReviewURBResponseCentral Circuit, and other e-zines. He taught literature and writing at Seattle Pacific University.

Tryphena Yeboah earned a BA in Journalism and an MA in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She is currently a Fellow in Chapman University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Her work appears at Narrative, among other outlets.


Douglas R. Dechow, Digital Humanities Librarian | David Krausman, Graduate Programs Coordinator | Joanna Levin, English Department Chair | Laura Silva, Wilkinson College Publicity Coordinator


Meg Boyles | Nick Dante | Natalie d’Auverne | Cindra Fox | Jack Giaour (Kelsey Pratto) | Alexis Gobel | Mike Gravagno | Breanna Henry | Meghan Kemp-Gee | Alicia Kozameh | David Krausman | Karen An-hwei Lee | Adrianna Medina | Jenni O’Rourke | Mariam Saïd | Robert Matt Taylor | Michael Tesauro | Matthew Wheatley

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