Nickole Brown is the Publisher and Faculty Advisor of Equinox.
Spencer Campbell was born in Little Rock, but life has landed him on both coasts (Monterey, California, and Baltimore, respectively). He has run the gamut of publishing, holding jobs ranging from printing and distribution to editorial—most notably as an editorial intern at the Oxford American and as a writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He speaks Russian and harbors an irrational fear of raccoons.
Seth Pennington is Associate Editor of Sibling Rivalry Press; Assaracus, a journal of poetry; and Jonathan, a forthcoming journal of fiction. He tried New York, learned to love the prairie, worked in acute care mental health, buried people for money, taught himself to cook and play guitar, started watching old films with the sound off but instead blared Blonde Redhead until photos fell from the wall. He’s still writing.
Lucas Rudd is a writer of poetry and fiction. He is a Junior at UALR seeking a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, and he is a Cooper Scholar. When he is not entertaining or absorbing the literary world, he likes to spend his days watching odd and peculiar films and reveling in dark territory. He is an adept photographer among other things.
Kesha Stovall grew up in Forrest City, Arkansas and attended Forrest City High School. She is the daughter of Keith Stovall and Larona McClurg, and had four siblings, two sisters and two brothers, Kelly, Kaylin, Ethan, and Clinton. She is majoring in Art, working toward her Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in graphic design. She also enjoys painting, drawing, playing basketball and softball, running, and swimming. She graduated in December 2012. She plans to one day be an art director in the fashion industry.
Essence London self-identifies as a motherpoet. A mother first, then a poet. Writing has always been a part of her life: everything from journaling for herself to once starting a student literary magazine for Memphis students to submit to. She has many aspirations and many back-up plans, but what she wants most is to leave something for her son and his future children to be proud of.
Geoffrey Ian Bara is an English major and a Donaghey Scholar. He also writes a weekly column for The Forum. If you haven’t got anything nice to say, come sit next to him.
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Breana Steele is a junior at UALR who is double-majoring in English and Criminal Justice with a minor in Creative Writing. She is a Cooper Honors Program student and stipend recipient, and she is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta.
April Ritter is a Junior at UALR majoring in English with a Minor in Secondary Education. For the past 13 years, she has been a paralegal, and recently, she left her career to complete her degree and pursue her dream of becoming a English Professor and writer. She has a fabulous husband, four daughters, and three fur babies—her puppies Maggie Mae (named after the Rod Stewart song) and Charlie Meredith (after Grey’s Anatomy), as well as a cat named Fern (after the love fern on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days).
Logan Ellis is a Chancellor’s Leadership Corps Scholar at UALR and a firm participant in the English department. At an early age, he decided to become an author, starting with his first short story of random letters and scribbles. Throughout a completely immature childhood and developing adolescence, he was nurtured and inspired by the zany creativity of cartoons and works by Roald Dahl. In high school, he was a part of the International Baccalaureate Program and developed an acute education in English and Literature, reading classical to contemporary authors. When he is not studying and practicing my writing skills, he’s usually laid back in a chair, watching a nice cartoon.
Heather Haile is a Donaghey Scholar majoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She hopes to one day publish both fiction novels and poetry. In her spare time, Heather enjoys reading, writing, sketching, and amassing a truly preposterous amount of facts about horror films, folklore, and prehistoric fish.
Rachel Moore is a Creative Writing major with a passion for outer space, fictional robots, and baking. She has earned several small awards for her writing throughout her life and hopes to someday find the motivation to write something worth publishing. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys studying butterflies, collecting postcards, and photoshopping her cats, along with feline-oriented puns, into pop culture references.
Joanna Waldron is a junior at UALR double majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing and studio art; she is also Cooper Scholar. She is obsessed with typography, doodling fish with teeth (especially ceratiidae), and attempting to dress her portly cat with various hats.
Should you be interested in joining us either as an intern or volunteer, we’d love to have you. Please email the Faculty Advisor, Professor Nickole Brown (email@example.com), for more information.