Current Students

David Bowen (dbowen@uwm.edu) is a PhD student in Creative Writing. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His work has appeared at The Literary Review, Monkeybicycle, Main Street Rag, Reconfigurations, The Salt River Review, The Convergence Review, and College English. With some dedicated and tireless friends, he also runs New American Press and MAYDAY Magazine.


Brittany Cavallaro
Brittany Cavallaro

Brittany Cavallaro (cavalla3@uwm.edu) is a PhD candidate in creative writing, working in poetry. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received the David and Jean Milofsky Prize in Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2011, Gettysburg Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and her awards include scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and a Chancellor's Graduate Student Fellowship from UWM.




Chris Drew
Chris Drew

Chris Drew (cmdrew@uwm.edu) is a PhD student interested in American regional & rural literature, Native American literature, creative nonfiction, and creative writing pedagogy. His work has appeared in The Bellevue Literary Review, Big Muddy: A Journal of The Mississippi River Valley, Concho River Review, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Red Wheelbarrow, The Sycamore Review, and Quarterly West. Along with Joe Rein and Dave Yost, Chris co-edited an anthology, Dispatches from the Classroom: Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy, published November 2011 by Continuum Books. Chris is the recipient of the 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award in creative nonfiction, and he is currently working on his first novel, which is set in and around the coal mines of southern Indiana.


Elisa Karbin (ekarbin@uwm.edu) is an MA student interested in 18th and 19th century British literature, queer theory, formal poetry, baking and Oscar Wilde.