Editor & Fiction Editor
Thomas is a writer, designer, web developer, and academic librarian. Founding editor of PDR, he also developed the website and designs the magazine. He is also the executive editor of Best Indie Lit New England, a print publication series showcasing the ﬁnest ﬁction and poetry published by independent journals in the region. He blogs about technology and design at techneblog.com. His story “Creek People” appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Beloit Fiction Journal; another story is forthcoming in The Conium Review.
In addition to editorial duties for PDR, Kate writes and teaches. She is an adjunct faculty member of literature and creative writing at Lesley University and Emmanuel College, and Co-Organizer of Boston Writer’s Meetup. Her story “One New Message” was published in 322 Review.
Kate earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Born among the cornﬁelds of Central Illinois, Kate has acclimated to city life (almost) and can now be found among the bookstores and coﬀee shops of Cambridge and Somerville.
Emily O’Neill is an artist, writer, and proud Jersey girl. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in FRiGG Magazine, Paper Darts, Word Riot, and Sugar House Review. She enjoys instant ﬁlm and lives in Somerville, MA with a shark named Grossby.
David Taber has spent the last half-decade doing the ink-stained-wretch thing at various publications of varying repute in the Greater Boston Area. He has also produced a number of zines, most recently “Blind Date and Cyborg Sweetie,” co-authored with his partner. He blogs intermittently at thundrboom.
Since discovering Langston Hughes’ work when she was thirteen, Bonnie Rubrecht has spent most of her spare time reading, writing and studying poetry. While living in NYC, she volunteered for Poet’s House and was privileged to work at the People’s Poetry Gathering in 2003. Now in Boston, she can be found attending readings throughout the city. Her poetry has been published by the GSU Review.
Zach Buscher hails from the wild west of Massachusetts. He recently received his MFA from the University of Arizona, where he was a Beverly Rogers Fellow and Poetry Editor for Sonora Review. Now he works in academia, teaching at Quinsigamond Community college in Worcester, MA and tutoring at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Recent-ish work appears in Back Room Live, Spork, La Petite Zine, Pank, and Best New Poets 2011. He sporadically blogs and tweets at www.zachbuscher.com and @PoetryTwit respectively.
Visual Arts Editors
Jess Barnett has a constant craving to keep creating. Formerly solely an abstract painter, she has of late branched out into glassblowing as well as collage, painting with wax, and working with anything else she can get her hands on. A self-taught artist, she has been creating since 2004. She counts among her inﬂuences color, the region of New England, giraﬀes and other ﬁne-looking animals, Dale Chihuly, Edward Gorey, and Francis Bacon. She has exhibited in a variety of locations in the Boston and Cambridge area, including the Beacon Hill Art Walk, the SoWa Art Walk, Achilles, the FPAC Gallery Art at 12, Harbor Art Gallery, the Lilypad in Inman Square, and various cafes and restaurants, as well as the Larkin Gallery in Provincetown.
Commercial/editorial photographer Joshi Radin takes pictures of people, musicians (quasi-people), buildings, interiors and occasionally food for her clients, which include Feeding America, Shambhala Sun, Dana Farber, MIT, Harvard Kennedy School, Yale Magazine, DJ-Kicks, Intercontinental Hotels, XLR8R, body + soul, and others.
She is currently working on an art project about hotels. If you grew up on a commune, contact her about a diﬀerent art project. (Photo by Carl Tremblay).
Timothy Gager is the author of eight books of short ﬁction and poetry. He has hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the past ten years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.
His work has appeared widely in print and on the web. He has had over 250 works of ﬁction and poetry published since 2007 and of which eight have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Timothy was formerly the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review and has edited the book, Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery.
Ian Poole (Poetry Editor, Spring 2011 – Spring 2012)
Chris Willard (Nonﬁction Editor, Spring 2011 – Fall 2012)