Masthead - 2017 Issue

Olivia Alger— Co-editor in Chief and Fiction Editor

Olivia Alger is a third year senior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She’s from the Chicago area, but has lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well. She has received two Gold Keys, six Silver Keys, one Honorable Mention, and an American Voices nomination from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her work has appeared in eight journals, including Glass Kite Anthology, The Contour, Polyphony H.S., Noisy Island, and Teenage Wasteland. She was a YoungArts Finalist in Short Story, an American participant in Between the Lines at the International Writing Program, and a 2016 member of the Adroit Mentorship Program. Her piece in this issue was a finalist in the Adroit Prize for Prose competition.  


Annalise Lozier— Co-editor in Chief, Poetry Editor, and Audio/Visual Editor

Annalise Lozier is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies creative writing. She is YoungArts Finalist and Foyle Commended Poet of the Year. Her work has been recognized by organizations such as the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, and has appeared in The Interlochen Review, The Adroit Journal, and The Kenyon Review. She will be attending Yale University in the fall.

Margaret Blackburn— Poetry Editor

Margaret Blackburn is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She was born in Evanston, IL, which is just north of Chicago. She has been published twice in Red Wheelbarrow, received a Gold Key and two Silver Keys from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and won first place among high school students in the Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards. She likes paper cranes, warm blankets, and cats. She dislikes genre boundaries and unsweetened coffee. She writes poetry most often, but enjoys all kinds of writing. 

Elizabeth Lemieux— Poetry Editor and Screenplay Editor

Lizzy Lemieux comes from small town in Maine where the churches outnumber the traffic lights. She is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy as the winner of the Virginia B Ball Creative Writing scholarship contest. Her work has appeared in The Best Teen Writing of 2015, The Best Teen Writing of 2016, Maine Magazine, and The Adroit Journal, among others.

Emily Folan— Fiction Editor and Audio/Visual Editor

Emily Folan is a Creative Writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is originally from Rochester New York but has been attending boarding school for the last three years. Though she is primarily a writer, she still loves visual art. And often times, her visual art and writing tell the same stories.

Joseph Ryan— Fiction Editor

Joseph Ryan is a junior creative writer from Wisconsin currently studying at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Genevieve Harding— Nonfiction Editor

Genevieve Harding is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy where she studies creative writing. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and has had her poetry featured in the print literary journal Flip the Page (2015 and 2017) and the online journal The Noisy Island. Genevieve has read her poetry at the Columbus Arts Festival. She is the recipient of one gold key, two silver keys, and two honorable mentions in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Besides writing, she loves flowers, cop shows, Christmas, dogs, and VW Bugs (particularly vintage ones).


Shaun Phuah— Nonfiction Editor and Audio/Visual Editor

Shaun Phuah is a four-year senior creative writer at Interlochen Arts Academy. He's originally from Malaysia, and plans on going up to the cold, cold lands of Canada for college. He's been in both the Red Wheelbarrow and Interlochen Review, though the last times he was in the Interlochen Review, it was for fiction, and nonfiction. He enjoys coffee.

Helena Notario— Poetry Editor

Helena Notario is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy where she majors in creative writing. Originally she is from the Detroit area, but has begun boarding at Interlochen this past year. Though Helena mostly focuses on writing, she has a background in both choir and theatre. She prefers writing fiction, which is ironic because her poetry was published in the Red Wheelbarrow.


Ryan Haack— Screenplay Editor

Ryan Haack is a second year senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. He has been awarded with a Silver Key in the Scholastic Writing Awards for fiction. He will be attending Knox College in the fall.