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Hayley Peterson // Editor-in-Chief

Hayley Peterson is an MFA student in nonfiction at the University of New Mexico. Her work explores gender, sexuality, and power dynamics. She is currently working on both an essay and poetry collection centering on those themes.

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Mitch Marty // Managing Editor

Mitch Marty studies fiction as a second-year MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico. He enjoys exploring the absurd and the meaning hidden in those moments, shooting film, and locating the best french fries in every city he visits.

Ari McGuirk // Fiction Editor

Ari McGuirk is a second year MFA student at the University of New Mexico. Originally from Chiapas, Mexico, he is an Air Force veteran who has also taught ESL in Madrid. He is currently working on short story and essay collections.

Ryan W. Murphy // Nonfiction Editor

Ryan W. Murphy is a second-year MFA Student at UNM, pursuing studies in poetry. Ryan's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Manzano Mountain Review, Beech Street Review, Torrid Literature, and Garbanzo, as well as a very talented pigeon delivering hand-rolled poems to upper story apartments.

You can see some highlights from Ryan's reading pile on twitter @weightsandmeans.

Tori Cárdenas // Poetry Editor

Tori Cárdenas is a queer Latinx poet from northern New Mexico. She is a second-year MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of New Mexico. Her work explores folklore, magic, and identity, and has appeared in Lavender Review, Cloudthroat, and Vice.

Mark Sundeen // Faculty Advisor

Mark Sundeen is the author of The Unsettlers, The Man Who Quit Money, The Making of Toro, and Car Camping. He has won fellowships from the Macdowell Colony, the Montana Arts Council and the Utah Arts Council. A contributing editor for Outside Magazine, his work has appeared in the New York Times, The Believer, National Geographic Adventure, and McSweeneys, and most importantly, issue 19 of Blue Mesa Review.

Raised in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, California, Sundeen holds degrees from Stanford and the University of Southern California. He is the Russo Chair in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, and faculty at the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA program.