Natalie Solmer
Founder and Editor In Chief

Natalie Solmer is a poet, mother, and Assistant Professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College. She has a BS in horticulture from Clemson University (with a minor in poetry), and an MFA from Butler University. She is a former reader for Booth: A Journal and also teaches classes at the Indiana Writers Center. She has poetry published or forthcoming from places such as Willow Springs, Cimarron Review, North American Review, PleiadesGlass: A Journal of Poetry and Yes, Poetry. Find her at

Rachel Sahaidachny
Associate Editor

Rachel Sahaidachny holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Butler University. She was a finalist in the 2016 Radar Poetry Coniston Prize, awarded first prize in the Wabash Watershed Indiana Poetry Awards. She is co-editor of Not Like The Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, and former poetry editor of Booth: A Journal. Recent writing has been published in South Dakota Review, The Southeast Review, Radar Poetry, Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Review, Red Paint Hill, NUVO, Indiana Humanities and others. She lives in Indianapolis and is Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center, a non-profit dedicated to fostering a vibrant writing community in Indiana.
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Lydia Johnson
Editorial Assistant

Lydia Johnson is a poet and writer from Gary, Indiana. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University. Her writing has been published in BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Glamour magazine and the book, Women in Clothes.

Brianna Pike
Editorial Assistant

Brianna Pike is an Associate Professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College. She received her MA from the University of North Texas and her MFA from Murray State University. Her poems have appeared in So to SpeakConnotation Press, Heron Tree, Memoirs & Mixtapes & Whale Road Review among others and she recently received her first Pushcart nomination for her essay Small Betrayals. She currently serves as an Editorial Assistant for the Indianapolis Review​ and lives in Indy with her husband & son.   She blogs at Find her on Twitter @BriPike.

Jen Bingham
Editorial Assistant

Jen Bingham writes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She’s had pieces published in McSweeney’s,  The Rumpus, Midwestern Gothic, Punchnel’s, and The Indianapolis Star, among others. She has a B.A. in English Literature with a Creative Writing minor from Indiana University. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ashley Mack-Jackson
Editorial Assistant

Ashley is a native Hoosier, and received a B.A. in English Creative Writing from IUPUI, and an M.A. in English Creative Writing from Ball State University.  Her main joys in life are teaching, reading, and writing. She teaches English Composition to college students, and her poetry has appeared in literary journals like ReverieDrumvoices Revue, and Callaloo.