Heather Bass teaches composition at Fayetteville State University where she graduated with her BA in English and Literature. She earned her MA in English from UNCW. Heather hopes that her teaching positions will someday lead to world domination. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, Heather is either planting an absurd amount of morning glories, baking just so her house could smell like cinnamon, or killing legions of undead on World of Warcraft.
Sonya C. Brown, Assistant Editor of Glint, has published poems at Unlost and Arsenic Lobster. She lives in Maryland with her family, two dogs, two cats, and an ever-expanding flock of chickens and alter egos.
Nena Callaghan has a B.S. in Elementary Education from FSU and a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Spanish. Her work has appeared in Bursting Plethora, The Red Line Magazine, Museo de la Palabra, and The Caribbean Writer, a publication of the University of the Virgin Islands. When not working on her elusive first novel, Angels of the Cape Fear, she can be found working in her garden or chasing butterflies.
Elisabeth Adwin Edwards’ poems have appeared in The Tampa Review, Rust + Moth, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, A-Minor Magazine, and elsewhere; her prose appears in Hobart, CutBank, On The Seawall, and other publications. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and teen daughter in an apartment filled with books.
In addition to serving as managing editor and web designer for Glint, Brenda Mann Hammack teaches folklore, modern poetry, women’s literature, and creative writing at Fayetteville State University where she also serves as coordinator for the concentration in Creative and Professional Writing. She has published critical articles on feral girls, degenerate scholars, and human vampires. Her most recent essay (“Sicker Ever After: The Invalid as Vampire in Fiction by Arabella Kenealy and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman”) appeared in The Vampire in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Routledge) in 2022. Her poetry, fiction, and digital art can be found in various journals, including Menacing Hedge, The Fabulist, Feral, The London Reader, The Hunger, Anthropoid, NILVX, Rhino, A capella Zoo, and 3Elements Literary Review. A novella, Humbug: A Neo-Victorian Fantasy in Verse, was released in 2013.
Eric Hyman is a professor of English at Fayetteville State University. He recently published an article on the affinity between chess problems and Nabokov’s short fiction. His mantras come from Oscar Wilde: “Life imitates Art,” “All Art is a Lie,” and therefore . . .
Jennifer Martelli is the author of My Tarantella (chosen as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book) from Bordighera Press and the chapbook, After Bird from Grey Book Press. Her poetry will appear or has appeared in Poetry, The Sycamore Review, Verse Daily, and The Superstition Review. Martelli is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. As well as being co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review, Martelli grooms her black cat and plans revolutions.
Ed McShane has taught American and Modern Literature for many years. In moments of stress, he reaches for an anthology of poetry, any anthology . . . and emotional equilibrium is restored. His favorite novelists include James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Nelson Algren, Joseph Heller, and Willa Cather. His favorite short story writers: Isaac B. Singer and Anton Chekhov.
Micki Nyman is Professor of English at Fayetteville State University where she teaches writing, theory, British literature, and Humanities. Her research centers primarily on the intersection of subjectivity and culture in literature and film. Her recent essay “Glimpsing Ojibwa Youth and Justice Found in John Tanner’s The Falcon: A Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine, The Round House, and LaRose” appears in the Winter 2019 issue of SAR. Once a year, to replenish her spirit, Micki participates in a nine-day Sundance ceremony in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Maria Orban earned her PhD in Modernity and Theory/American literature from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Her areas of interest include Native American fiction, postmodernism, Shakespeare, and ethnic women writers. She teaches American literature, World literature, Shakespeare, and Native American fiction (whenever she gets a chance) at Fayetteville State University where she also serves as the English department online education coordinator. She co-edited Charles W. Chesnutt Reappraised: Essays on the First Major African American Fiction Writer, winner of the Chesnutt Association’s Sylvia Lyons Render Award for outstanding contribution to scholarship on the life and works of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, and included in the CHOICE e-collection for African-American Studies. Her work was published in The Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing, and journals like American Indian Culture and Research Journal, European Review of Native American Studies, and World Literature Today.
Raymond Summerville earned his PhD in English with a concentration in Folklore, Oral, Tradition and Culture from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His dissertation examined the roles that guns play in the construction of racial identity in African American folklore and culture. Ongoing research interests include (but are not limited to): folklore studies, folk and blues music, American history, and paremiology (proverb studies). His forthcoming book is titled “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”: How Proverb Masters Shaped the Civil Rights Movement.
Dean Swinford is Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. His newest novel, Goat Song Sacrifice (Atlatl, 2017), is the second part in the Death Metal Epic series. The series explores heavy metal culture and has been featured in metal magazines such as Decibel and Terrorizer. His recent scholarship has appeared in Studies in Medievalism, Modern Philology, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, Medieval Perspectives, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory.
Tora Townsend is a senior, majoring in English Language and Literature, at Fayetteville State University. In addition to interning with Glint in Summer 2022, Tora also worked at a musical theatre summer camp. Her future aspirations include helping foster youth, recovering addicts, and former convicts so that they can recognize and achieve possibilities often denied by society. Tora’s other passions include live music, crowd surfing, Wikipedia, therapy, and excessive planning.