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Madeline Bodendorf

Fiction Editor / Art Board

Madeline is a senior creative writing major who admires the work of Sarah J. Maas, James Patterson, Alice Munro, Margaret Stohl, Stephen King, and Rick Riordan. Her poem “Your Removal” is published in the 2016 issue of Italics Mine. She enjoys warm mornings sunbathing on the floor by the window with her two cats.


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Toni Chianese

Poetry Editor / Art Board

Toni Chianese is a senior in the creative writing department at SUNY Purchase. She has a love for poetry; her favorite piece being “Little Beast” by Richard Siken. Toni is a circus enthusiast with a desire to read all of the submissions that she can juggle.



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Kayla Dale

Nonfiction / Design Team

Kayla Dale is a senior double-majoring in Creative Writing and Literature.  Her poetry, artwork, and photography have been published in both Italics Mine and Submissions Magazine on the Purchase campus.  While she mostly dabbles in fiction-writing, her expression stretches across a wide array of media, including painting, sketching, journaling, and (amateur) photography.


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Louisa Fenichell

Poetry Editor / Art Board

Loisa Fenichell is a senior Creative Writing and Literature double major. She has been published in literary magazines such as Bottlecap Press’ blog, Submissions Magazine, Boston Accent Lit, The Rising Phoenix Review, Electric Cereal, Winter Tangerine Review, Italics Mine, Little River, and The Ash Tree Journal and has attended New York State Summer Writers’ Institute in Saratoga, NY. She is passionate about Tetris and her phone’s flashlight feature.


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Ashley Fields

Poetry Editor / Advertising Team

Ashley Fields is a Junior Creative Writing major at SUNY Purchase. She is published anonymously in YCteen magazine, and works at a dance studio in Brooklyn on her free time. Her spirit animal is Percy Jackson and she idolizes even stranger things like the number 11. After spending years finding her identity and struggling with self-appreciation, she pushes to continue that through her writing, and hopes to connect to her own readers in the same situation.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads only lives one.” -George R.R. Martin.

(Ironically, Ashley is not a fan of Game of Thrones.)


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Taylor Johnson

Fiction Editor / Marketing Team

Taylor Renay Johnson is a junior Creative Writing major at Suny Purchase. She enjoys quirky teen novels, new snapchat filters and blue sparkly eyeshadow. She dislikes brussel sprouts, research papers and her middle name. You can always find her with a juice box, scooby snacks and a good book.

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Poetry Editor / Design Team

Lunes Lucien is a junior liberal arts major who finds solace in the words of authors. She strives to impact people with her ideas and create a world where everyone can find a voice. “ Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry”

-Rupi Kaur




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 Zarira Love

Fiction Editor / Marketing Team

Zarira Love is a junior in the creative writing department. She is published in the latest issue of the SUNY-wide literary magazine Gandy Dancer. Too timid and weak to succeed in her desired career as a professional wrestler, she is pursuing a creative writing degree in the hopes of one day becoming a member of World Wrestling Entertainment’s creative board.

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Finola McDonald

Poetry Editor / Web Manager

Finola McDonald is a third year creative writing student at SUNY Purchase. Her work has appeared in Barely There Magazine and Italics Mine. Besides poetry, Finola also enjoys foxes, consuming copious amounts of coffee, and holds the philosophy that a good bagel can cure just about anything.



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 Kyle Joseph Noguera

Nonfiction Editor / Advertising Team

Kyle Joseph Noguera makes too many puns. This isn’t the setup to a joke, it’s just a fact. Another fact: Kyle is a junior, studying for his Creative Writing/Literature major. He hopes to be a novelist someday; in the meantime, he hopes to learn his craft by working with Italics Mine and collaborating with his fellow students and friends. Third Fact: Kyle usually names his fictional characters Jerry for some reason. 

“So it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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Fiction Editor / Design Team

Alyssa Pfingst is a senior at SUNY Purchase College. She studies Creative Writing and made her own major in Classical Fencing. She loves to write about combat, magical realism, and stories that make people think outside the box.



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Nonfiction Editor / Art Board

Liz Schack is a senior at SUNY Purchase and is currently majoring in Creative Writing. She also is the head of the advice column in another on-campus literary magazine, Gutter Mag. Liz can usually be found chitting-the-chat with folks about books, films, clowns, and spaghetti. One time at a thrift store, she stumbled upon a copy of Ulysses that was signed by Adrien Brody.

“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.”- Carrie Fischer

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Rosa Sugarman

Fiction Editor / Design Team

Rosa Sugarman Majors in creative writing, short walks on the beach, and catching spiders in Starbucks cups. She is a fiction editor for Italics Mine and the Managing Editor of Gutter Mag. She has most likely already tweeted about you.

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Vee Weeks

Fiction Editor / Marketing Team

Vee Weeks is a junior majoring in creative writing. She almost exclusively writes young adult fiction, and particularly admires Looking For Alaska, by John Green, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. Vee likes to read, listen to music, and drink Starbucks.