Bryan Fry | Editor in Chief and Poetry Editor
Bryan Fry joined Blood Orange Review in 2008 and worked as co-editor with the journal’s original founders, Heather Hummel and Stephanie Lenox. More recently he has managed the transition of BOR to Washington State University. He teaches writing and editing courses at WSU and is the Editing and Publishing coordinator for the English Department. He earned his BA in literature from Walla Walla College and his MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho. His essays have appeared in Brevity, Front Porch, and South Dakota Review.
Peter Chilson | Senior Editor
Peter Chilson teaches writing and literature at Washington State University. He is the author of three books: a travelogue Riding the Demon:On the Road in West Africa, a fiction collection Disturbance-Loving Species, and We Never Knew Exactly Where: Dispatches from the Lost Country of Mali. His essays, short fiction, and journalism have appeared in The American Scholar, Foreign Policy, Ascent, Fourth Genre, The North American Review, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, High Country News and twice in Best American Travel Writing.
Jeff Pearson | Managing Editor
Jeff Pearson is a graduate of the University of Idaho’s MFA Program and has been published by Noble / Gas Quarterly, Black Rock & Sage, Otis Nebula, a capella zoo, Heavy Feather Review, Shampoo, Salt Front, Axolotl, and Moon City Review. He is an instructor at Washington State University and tweets at @legoverleg.
Annie Lampman | Fiction Editor
Annie Lampman has a MFA in fiction from the University of Idaho and teaches writing at Washington State University. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in: TriQuarterly; The Massachusetts Review; Orion Magazine; High Desert Journal; Cirque Journal; Adanna Literary Journal; Wild Horses: The Women on Fire Series; Dunes Review; WORK Literary Magazine; Wilderness House Literary Review; Word River; IDAHO Magazine; The Meadow; Copper Nickel: Women Writing the West; and Talking River. She’s been awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, an Idaho Commission on the Arts writing grant, and a national wilderness artist’s residency through the Bureau of Land Management.
DJ Lee | Nonfiction Editor
DJ Lee is a professor of literature and creative writing at Washington State University. She has edited or authored six books on the literature and history of the 19th century. Lee’s personal essays have appeared in Narrative, Vela, and the Montreal Review. She divides her time between Moscow, Idaho and Chicago.
Linda Russo | Associate Editor
Linda Russo is the author of three books of poetry, including Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way (Shearsman, 2015) and Participant (Lost Roads, 2016), winner of the Bessmilr Brigham Poets Prize; To Think of her Writing Awash in Light (2016), a collection of literary-geographical essays, was selected by John D’Agata as winner of the Subito Press Lyric Essay Prize. Scholarly essays have appeared in Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry (University of Iowa Press) and other edited collections, and as the preface of Joanne Kyger’s About Now: Collected Poems (National Poetry Foundation). She lives in the Columbia River Watershed and teaches at Washington State University.
Buddy Levy | Editor-at-Large
Buddy Levy is a the author of five books, including Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (Bantam Dell, 2008), which was a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, 2009, and nominated for the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, 2009, and the PEN Center USA Award 2009. His magazine writing has appeared in Backpacker, Big Sky Journal, Couloir, Discover, Hemispheres, High Desert Journal, Poets & Writers, River Teeth, Ski, Sun Valley Magazine, Trail Runner, Utne Reader, TV Guide, and VIA. His most recent book, which he is co-authoring with blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, is entitled No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. It will be published by Thomas Dunne Books (MacMillan) Feb 7, 2017.
Kristin Becker | Web Editor
Kristin Becker is a visual artist who teaches graphic design and digital foundations in the Digital Technology and Culture Program at Washington State University. She has exhibited her work at juried and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States, including at the International Print Center in New York.
Rebecca Goodrich | Design Editor
Rebecca M. Goodrich teaches creative writing, editing, and digital storytelling at Washington State University. She has published essays and short stories in a variety of journals including Potomac Review and Fourth River. She coordinates digital storytelling workshops through the WSU Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation for diverse audiences, including women members of Columbia Plateau Tribes and WSU alumni.
Donna Potts | Submissions Editor
Donna L. Potts is a professor at Washington State University and chair of the Creative Writing Committee. She has written and edited several books about poetry, including Howard Nemerov and Objective Idealism, Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition, and This Landscape’s Fierce Embrace: The Poetry of Francis Harvey. Her book of poetry, Waking Dreams, was published in 2012 by Salmon Poetry. She received a Fulbright Senior Lecturing Award to the National University of Ireland in Galway 1997-98, and returned there as a research fellow 2004-05 and 2011-12.
Johanna Heloise Abtahi | Copy Editor
Johanna Heloise Abtahi serves as Managing Editor for ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture and teaches scholarly editing and publishing at Washington State University. She also freelances and works as a technical editor for the National Institute of Advanced Transportation Technology. She has worked in editing and publishing since earning her MA in English from University of Idaho in 2013.
H.K. Hummel | Advisory Editor
H.K. Hummel is one of the founding editors of Blood Orange Review. She teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and directs the Little Rock Writing Project. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA program, an MA from Eastern Washington University, and a BA from the University of California, Davis. Her poetry has appeared in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Poemeleon, and Antigonish
Stephanie Lenox | Advisory Editor
Stephanie Lenox is the author of The Business, selected by Laura Kasischke for the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her previous poetry collections include Congress of Strange People, finalist for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize in independent publishing, and The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. She is one of the founding editors of the online literary journal Blood Orange Review. She has worked as a poetry editor and textbook editor. She lives in Salem, Oregon, where she teaches creative writing and literature at Willamette University.