Ravi Shankar, Founding Editor

Ravi Shankar is Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, Chairman of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust and the founding editor of Drunken Boat. He has published or edited seven books of poems, including Deepening Groove, Radha Says, Seamless Matter, Voluptuous Bristle, Wanton Textiles, and Instrumentality. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond (W.W Norton & Co.), called “a beautiful achievement for world literature” by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared on the BBC and NPR, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently on the faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong.

Erica Mena, Managing Editor

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist. She holds an MFA in literary translation from The University of Iowa and an MFA in poetry from Brown University. Her book Featherbone is forthcoming from Ricochet Editions. Her translation of the classic Argentine sci-fi graphic novel The Eternonaut is forthcoming from Fantagraphics. Her work has appeared in PANK, Vanitas, Versal, Asymptote, Two Lines, Words without Borders, PEN America, The Iowa Review and The Kenyon Review, among others. She is the managing director of the American Literary Translators Association, and the founding editor of Anomalous Press, and blogs at

Emily Vizzo, Assistant Managing Editor

Emily Vizzo is a San Diego writer and educator who recently completed her MFA in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. An August 2013 resident at the Vermont Studio Center, her work has recently appeared in FIELD, North American Review, Ellipsis and Jet Fuel Review. Her essay, “A Personal History of Dirt,” was listed as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013. A National Writing Project fellow with the San Diego Area Writing Project, she teaches yoga at the University of San Diego. 

Jesse Saldana, Assistant Editor

Jesse Saldana is finishing his MFA in poetry at the University of Washington. In Seattle he works with Wave Books. Before moving west he attended the University of Virginia, where he ran two reading series, was editor of the lit mag Glass, Garden, and worked with LOOK3. This past summer he worked as a counselor and instructor at U. Va.'s Young Writer's Workshop.

Rose McNeill, Intern

Rose McNeill is a poet, journalist, fiction writer and aspiring novelist. She recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in English Creative Writing. She has reported for the the UD Review, the Cecil Whig, and the Newark Post. Her poetry and photography has appeared in Caesura and the Main Street Journal. This past spring her poem was selected as one of five to be featured as part of a display of "Random Acts of Poetry" across the University of Delaware campus.

Bailey Lewis, Production Editor

Bailey Lewis is a fiction writer and designer from Des Moines, Iowa.  She received her MFA from the University of South Carolina and is a former editor of Yemassee Literary Journal.  Her work most recently appeared in Northwind where her story "Seance," won second place in the magazine's fall fiction contest.  Her collaboration with artist Erica Cassill will be exhibited at the 2013 Flying House show in Baton Rouge.  You can find her at

Production Team: Ashley Strosnider, María José Gimenez, Jason Teal, Jenn Chan Lyman, Kayla Kirkendall

Sybil Baker, Fiction Editor

Sybil Baker is the author of The Life Plan, Talismans, and Into This World. She spent twelve years teaching in South Korea before returning to the States in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she serves as the Assistant Director of the Meacham Writers’ Workshop. A recent recipient of a MakeWork grant for Chattanooga, she teaches in the first international MFA program at City University of Hong Kong and at the Yale Writers’ Conference. She is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat.

Holly Wendt, Assistant Fiction Editor

Holly M. Wendt teaches writing and literature at Casper College and is the director of the Equality State Book Festival. She is a 2013 recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Jentel Foundation and will be a 2014 Robert and Charlotte Baron Creative and Performing Artist and Writers Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared at Memorious, The Rumpus, Classical Magazine, and others.

Fiction Readers: Jenn Chan Lyman, Laura Koons, Garrett Crowe, Jason Stocks, Sarah Yu, Kathryn Henion, Racquel Goodison, Sreedhevi Iyer, Peter Phillips, Natalia Nobel

Erin Wilcox, Nonfiction Editor

Erin Wilcox is a writer, poet, musician, and editor. She is the nonfiction editor for Drunken Boat: An Online Journal of Art and Literature, a former copyeditor for Alaska Quarterly Review, the founding coordinator of the Editorial Freelancers Association’s Arizona chapter, owner of Wilcox Editing Services, and a staff editor at The Editorial Department. Erin's creative work has been featured recently in Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques, Short and Twisted, Spiral Orb, Soundzine, Stoneboat, Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska, Veil: Journal of Darker Musings, and in radio broadcasts in Alaska and Arizona. She writes for various trade and scholarly publications, including Copyediting and Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. Find out more at and

Amanda Dambrink, Assistant Nonfiction Editor

Amanda Dambrink studied nonfiction at Brigham Young University and at Ohio University before moving to Madison, Wisconsin where she now works for a medical software company by day and scribbles essays by night. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Prairie Margins, Normal School, Alimentum, and The Iowa Review.

Nonfiction Readers: Nina Feng, Cannon Roberts, Gregg Schroeder, Hayley Katzen

Michelle Chan Brown, Poetry Editor

Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent was the winner of the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Linebreak, The Missouri Review, Quarterly West, Sycamore Review, Witness and others.Michelle received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Fellow. A Kundiman fellow, Michelle has received scholarships from  the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center and the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference. Her chapbook, The Clever Decoys, is available from LATR Editions. She lives with her husband, the musician Paul Erik Lipp, in Washington DC, where she teaches, writes, and edits Drunken Boat and co-curates the Cafe Muse series. Find her online at

Nicholas YB Wong, Assistant Poetry Editor

Nicholas YB Wong is the author of Self Splt (Kaya Press, forthcoming 2014). He is a finalist of Wabash Poetry Prize and New Letters Poetry Award, both in 2012. His work is forthcoming in The Common, Cream City Review, Minnesota Review and Sonora Review.

Poetry Readers: Meghan Dahn, Douglas Ray, Matthew Hamilton, Subhashini Kaligotla, Ching-In Chen, Megan Levad, John Dudek, Thao Nguyen, Jim Redmond, Candy Shue, Alicia Gregory

Anna Rosenwong, Translation Editor

Anna Rosenwong is a translator, poet, editor, and educator. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from UC Irvine. Her book-length publications include Roció Cerón’s Diorama, José Eugenio Sánchez's Suite Prelude a/H1N1, and an original collection of poetry, By Way of Explanation. Her literary and scholarly work has been featured in World Literature Today, The Kenyon Review, Translation Studies, The St Petersburg Review, Pool, and elsewhere.

Translation Readers: Allison Charette, María José Gimenez, Christopher Schafenacker

David Harrison Horton, Art Folio Editor

David Harrison Horton's paintings, sculptures, sound installations and videos have been exhibited in New York, Berlin, Paris, Caracas, Minneapolis, Oakland and San Francisco.  He is the author of the prose poetry chapbooks Pete Hoffman Days (Pinball) and Beihai (Nanjing Poetry). He edits the zine SAGINAW, and currently lives in Beijing.

Tom Hazuka, Flash Funny Folio Editor

Tom Hazuka has published three novels, The Road to the Island, In the City of the Disappeared, and Last Chance for First, as well as a book of nonfiction, A Method to March Madness: An Insider’s Look at the Final Four (co-written with C.J. Jones).  He has edited or co-edited the short story anthologies Flash Fiction; Flash Fiction Funny; Sudden Flash Youth; You Have Time for This; and A Celestial Omnibus: Short Fiction on Faith.  He teaches fiction writing at Central Connecticut State University.  Links to his writing and original songs can be found at

Vassilis Manoussakis, Greek Poets Folio Editor

Vassilis Manoussakis (Athens, 1972) Writer, translator, university lecturer. Holds a Ph.D. in American Poetry. Has published two collections of poetry and one short story collection. Translations, essays and poems of his have appeared in literary magazines in Greece, USA and other countries. He has organized poetry workshops, symposia and conferences and has been a member of the editorial board of (.poema..) e-magazine for poetry and editor for Modern Greek Poetry of Literary Encyclopedia ( He currently teaches translation at the Hellenic American University, Greece.

Jamie Townsend, Blog Editor

Jamie Townsend is the managing editor of Aufgabe, and Elderly, an emergent hub of ebullience and disgust. He is author of STRAP/HALO (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs; 2011), Matryoshka (LRL Textile Editions; 2011), and THE DOME (Ixnay Press; 2011), as well as the forthcoming long-player SHADE (Elis Press, 2014).

Dan Godston, Social Media Assistant Editor

Daniel Godston teaches and lives in Chicago. His chapbooks include Splice Poems (Argotist Ebooks) and Sonic Textures Triptych (Linguiscope Books), and his writings have appeared in Chase Park, After Hours, BlazeVOX, Versal, Beard of Bees, Drunken Boat, 580 Split, Kyoto Journal, Eratica, The Smoking Poet, Horse Less Review, Moria, Apparatus Magazine, EOAGH, Requited Journal, Certain Circuits, Sentinel Poetry, and other publications. His poem “Mask to Skin to Blood to Heart to Bone and Back” was nominated by the editors of 580 Split for the Pushcart Prize. He also composes and performs music, and he directs the Borderbend Arts Collective.

Shira Dentz, Reviews Editor

Shira Dentz is the author of two books, door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press), and black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Tilt/Shearsman) and Sisyphusina (forthcoming from Red Glass Books). Her writing has appeared in many journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, and New American Writing, and featured online at The Academy of American Poets’ website ( ), NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Her awards include an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem Award and Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, Electronic Poetry Review ’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly ’s Poetry Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Shira has a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Utah, and is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. She is also Drunken Boat's Reviews Editor.  Find her online at

Ian Hatcher, Arts Editor