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Fox Frazier-Foley: Founding EIC

Fox Frazier-Foley is author of two prize-winning poetry collections, Exodus in X Minor (Sundress Publications, 2014) and The Hydromantic Histories (Bright Hill Press, 2015), which was selected by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord as recipient of the Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award. Her newest collection, Like Ash in the Air After Something Has Burned, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in early 2017. Fox has edited two anthologies, Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity (Sundress Publications, 2016), and Among Margins: Critical and Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet Editions, 2016). Her poems and works of non-fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including New Orleans Review, Paterson Literary Review, Diode, Denver Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. She is co-creator, with Hoa Nguyen, of the forthcoming Tough Gal Tarot deck and book. Fox was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University, was honored with merit-based fellowships at Columbia University, where she earned an MFA, and was a Provost's Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she earned a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing.

Kristin LaTour: Interim Managing Editor

Kristin LaTour's full length book, What Will Keep Us Alive, was published by Sundress Publications (2015). She is the author of several chapbooks, the most recent of which is Agoraphobia ( dancing girl 2013). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Fifth Wednesday, Massachusetts Review, MiPoesias, Tinderbox, and others. She lives in Aurora, IL and she is an English Professor at Joliet Jr. College.

Jasmine An: Poetry Editor & Public Relations Chair

Jasmine An is a queer, Chinese-American who comes from the Midwest. A 2015 graduate of Kalamazoo College, she has also lived in New York City and Chiang Mai, Thailand, studying poetry, urban development, and blacksmithing. Her chapbook, Naming the No-Name Woman, was selected as the winner of the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize and is forthcoming in February 2016. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in HEArt Online, Stirring, Heavy Feather Review, and Southern Humanities Review. Her soulmate and forever muse is Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. As of 2016, she can be found in Chiang Mai continuing her study of the Thai language.

Saumya Arya Haas: Senior Director of Digital Outreach

Saumya Arya Haas is an ALB candidate in Religious Studies at Harvard University. She was an early adopter of Social Media for interfaith and social justice outreach and has been nominated as a Twin Cities Titan in Social Media and for a Shorty Award. As Director of Headwaters/Delta Interfaith, she facilitated interfaith/intergroup dialogue and advised organizations on diversity, inclusiveness, and intergroup cooperation; this work has taken her everywhere from West Africa to the White House. She is a contributing scholar at State of Formation and writes for Huffington Post and assorted publications online and in print media. A priestess of both Hinduism and Vodou, Saumya has volunteered to coordinate social media for Agape Editions, and we are delighted to have her represent our interfaith literary family on the internet.

Enikõ "Eni" Vághy: Associate Director of Digital Outreach

Enikõ Vághy is currently a senior at Binghamton University, studying English Literature with concentrations in Creative Writing and Global Culture. She has had poetry and reviews published in journals such as Street Light Press and Paterson Literary Review, among others. A proud descendant of immigrants and factory workers, Eniko uses poetry to share her personal history and bond with people from various walks of life. She currently resides in Binghamton, New York, with her parents and dog Cuki. In her free time, Eni delights in walking around town taking pictures of the various people and sights she encounters. She conducts research on the female gaze and debates the notion that the female body in its various forms is inherently "confrontational." She firmly believes that when women unite, anything epic is possible—to her, Agape Editions represents this power perfectly.

Julianna DeMicco: Blog Manager

Julianna DeMicco is a senior at Binghamton University. She is currently pursuing a double major in Philosophy, Politics and Law, and English with a concentration in Creative Writing and Global Cultures. She is a student leader on her campus, and has focused her experiences on a service-based learning mentality. As a vocalist, trumpeter, ukulele player and poet she is fascinated by the musicality of poetry, and loves to experiment with different rhythms in her own work. In her spare time, she furthers her independent study of Italian, French, and Chinese. In addition, she is pursuing a study of poetry and literature from different eras, specifically those written during the Medieval Era, to those written in the Early Renaissance.

Ruth Awad: Blog Editor

Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection, Set to Music a Wildfire (forthcoming in 2017), won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Missouri Review, Sixth Finch, Crab Orchard Review, CALYX, Diode, Southern Indiana Review, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere, including the anthologies New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015) and Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship. Ruth has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale; she writes and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two Pomeranians, and two ungrateful bunnies.

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens: Resident Reviewer & Blogger

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in the DC area. She is the author of eight chapbooks and two full length poetry collections (forthcoming from Yellow Chair Press and Stalking Horse Press.) Her chapbook Clown Machine recently came out from Grey Book Press. Her chapbook Dixit: Every Picture Tells a Story, or, The Wrong Items, is forthcoming from White Knuckle Press in 2017. Recent work can be seen or is forthcoming at Jet Fuel Review, Lime Hawk, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Inter/rupture, Poor Claudia, concis, Sea Foam Magazine, and decomP. She also has poetry reviews published in The Infoxicated Corner, The Rumpus, Horseless Review, and Ploughshares blog.

Lauren Pirosko: Designer

Lauren A. Pirosko holds a B.A. in English and Humanistic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and an M.S. in Publishing from the University of Houston-Victoria. She is the Assistant Editor and Layout Designer at American Book Review, as well as a freelance editor for NALA Magazine (Natural Awakenings Magazine New Orleans Edition), and the designer for Agape Editions. While at UWGB, Lauren was involved in Sheepshead Review, UWGB's Journal of the Arts. Her poem, "Shooting up Sorrow" was published in the Spring 2011 volume. She was also a part of the Campus Writers Union (a creative writing group on the UWGB campus) and in 2012 she took on the Campus Writers Union project of creating an online magazine, MEGAzine, where writers could submit their pieces to be published online. Lauren considers herself a bibliophile and can almost always be found with her nose stuck in a book.

Will Flaherty: Blog Intern

Will Flaherty is currently pursuing a major in Creative Writing and Literature at Binghamton University in his senior year. He has enjoyed writing creatively for as long as he can remember. His passion for the written, musical, and performing arts is reflected through his extracurricular involvement on campus: his writing is published in student literary magazines, he performs at poetry readings, stars in student production plays, and can be heard through the airwaves as a college radio disc jockey. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking and camping in the Adirondacks, and playing pickup soccer.

Stephanie Zwirn: Social Media Intern

Stephanie Zwirn is a New York City native. She is currently a senior at Binghamton University, majoring in Political Science, and plans to continue her education with a Master's Degree in Public Administration or Public Relations. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, cooking, drawing, watching classic films, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite down-time activity is tanning at the beach in the summertime. Her favorite holiday is her birthday. Stephanie is excited to be a new addition to the Agape team!

DeAnna Lenopoli: Design Intern

De Anna Ienopoli is currently enrolled in her senior year at Binghamton University where she is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. In her free time, De Anna loves to explore and improve her skills in Art in several forms: painting, illustration, sculpting and digital design. She also has a keen interest in Special FX make-up and participates in cosplay design. As art in all forms is a huge passion for De Anna, she is very honored to have the opportunity to be part of the Agape Editions team.