Core Faculty

Amy Fleury

Amy Fleury is the author of Beautiful Trouble (Southern Illinois UP, 2004), which won the Crab Orchard First Book Award and was named a top ten book of 2004 by the Kansas City Star, and the chapbook, Reliquaries of the Lesser Saints (RopeWalk Press, 2010), and Sympathetic Magic (Southern Illinois UP, 2013) . Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Copper Nickel, The American Life in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, 32 Poems, River Styx and The Southeast Review, among other journals and anthologies. She has received a Poetry Fellowship from the Kansas Arts Commission and the Nadya Aisenberg Residency Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and she was the 2009-10 Resident Poet at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, Massachusetts. From 1998-2008 she was on the English faculty at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

For more information about Amy, check out Beautiful TroubleReliquaries of the Lesser Saints,Sympathetic Magic, or this interview.

Christopher Lowe is the author of Those Like Us: Stories (SFASU Press, 2011), You’re the Tower: Essays (Yellow Flag Press, 2016), and A Guest of the Program: Stories, which won the 2017 Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Contest. His writing has appeared widely in journals including Quarterly West, Brevity, Greensboro ReviewThird Coast, Bellevue Literary Review, Barely South Review, Fiction Southeast, and War, Literature, and the Arts. His fiction has appeared in the Best of the Net anthology series and has been longlisted for the Million Writer’s Award. He was a Virginia Quarterly Review Writers Conference scholar and received a residency at Taleamor Park. He is the editor of The McNeese Review. For more information about Christopher’s writing, visit

Keagan Lejeune is the author of Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice (LSU Press, 2016), which won the Brian McConnell Book Award from the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, and Of Gilded Circles and Sure Trouble (21st Editions, 2012), a poetry and photography collaboration with Josephine Sacabo, and Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War (University of North Texas Press, 2010). His poetry has appeared in New South, Louisiana Literature, 2River, The Xavier Review,Borderlands, The Review, and other journals and anthologies. He was a finalist for the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival Poetry Prize and a semifinalist for the 2013 Berkshire Prize by Tupelo Press.