Plain China

Editorial Staff 2013

Nonfiction editor Alan Dupont 15 studies playwriting and socio-linguistics. He is an obsessive movie buff, a neurotic tea-drinker, and a collector of records.

Fiction editor Anushka Giri ’14 was born and raised in good ol’ Houston, Texas. She studies literature and Spanish and is currently working on a translation of Cortázar’s Historias de cronopios y de famas.

Nonfiction editor Kelsey Greenwood ’14 has studied writing for many years and continues to write and read avidly, despite the fact that conflict resolution has taken on a more central focus in official studies at Bennington.

Poetry Editor Parke Haskell 15 spends her time studying written structures and directing, making tea, muttering to herself in various bookshops, and pressing snooze. She feels particularly lucky to have found plain china, as it allows her to argue about poetry more hours of the day.

Jess Joho 14 is a returning fiction editor for plain china and reluctant senior at Bennington College. She aspires to be a game writer and to use games as a vehicle for social change.

Returning fiction editor Jeva Lange ’15 is a Seattleite studying literature and journalism. She chose to attend school in Vermont because she wanted to see a moose, but hasn’t yet. Jeva has published literary criticism in The New York Daily News, The Rumpus and The Atlantic Wire.

Poetry editor Hannah Lipper 15 studies psychology and poetry at Bennington. She originally hails from the suburbs of New Jersey.

Poetry and art editor Rachael Meyers 15 is from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. She studies race, ethnicity, and identity through creative writing, literature, visual arts, and french language. Her writing explores questions of mixed race identity and internal displacement.

Nonfiction editor and art director Brooke Morrison 15 studies writing, painting, drawing, French, and particularly their use in the expression of a perspective on a place. She will spend her spring in Tunisia studying the Arab Spring and Tunisian art and literature.

Poetry editor Isabelle Parker 16 is from Newton, Mass and aspires to become a poetry therapist. She’ll be damned if she can’t find a reason to smile.

Editor-in-chief Mariyama Scott 15 studies literature and Spanish and intends to do a senior translation project, for which she’ll prepare by running off to South America for the spring and summer. She currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for the national organization FUSE (Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors).

Editor-in-chief Margaret Sweeney 14 also studies literature and Spanish. She is working on a senior project in translation that will continue into the spring, and will be spending her winter writing fiction and people-watching in Brooklyn. This is her third year with plain china.

Nonfiction editor Sasha Wiseman 15 is a literature student focusing on– you guessed it– nonfiction writing. This is her first year as an editor at plain china. When not living in an attic in North Bennington, Sasha shares a home in rural Virginia with her boyfriend, a Jack Russel terrier, and some chickens.

Longterm plain china Staff

Internet builder Wyatt Kirby ’10 works as a freelance consultant for web design, SEO, and site development. He began work with plain china in 2009, and hasn’t stopped since.

Faculty editor and plain china founder Rebecca Godwin has published two novels, Private Parts (Longstreet) and Keeper of the House (St. Martin’s). Her short fiction has appeared in Paris ReviewEpochSouth Carolina ReviewThe Sun, The Oxford American’s “Best of the South,″ and elsewhere. She has twice served as screening judge for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and The Atlantic’s student writing competitions, and has judged the S.C. Fiction Fellowship. She is Northeast regional director for FUSE for 2014. Recipient of NEA and MacDowell fellowships, she teaches literature and writing at Bennington.