Bryan Fry | Editor-in-Chief

Bryan Fry joined Blood Orange Review in 2008 and worked as co-editor with the journal’s original founders, Heather Hummel and Stephanie Lenox. More recently he has managed the transition of BOR to Washington State University. He teaches writing and editing courses at WSU and is the Editing and Publishing coordinator for the English Department. He earned his BA in literature from Walla Walla College and his MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho. His essays have appeared in Brevity, Front Porch, and South Dakota Review.

Lauren Westerfield | Nonfiction Editor

Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist and poet from the Northern California coast. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, New Delta Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, Sonora Review, and Hobart. Lauren received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Idaho, where she was a Centrum Fellow, a CDIL Graduate Fellow, earned Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize, and worked as the Nonfiction Editor of Fugue. Current projects include CTRL-Shift [a digital meta-narrative examining poetic process] and co-coordinating the itinerant POP-UP PROSE reading series. She teaches writing at Washington State University, and lives in Moscow, ID.

Cameron McGill | Poetry Editor

Cameron McGill is a writer, instructor, and musician from Champaign, IL. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Idaho. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Willow Springs, The Harvard Advocate, Grist, and others. He is the recipient of a scholarship to the New York State Summer Writers Institute, a Centrum Fellowship to The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, and a 2018 Summer Fishtrap Fellowship. He lives in Moscow, ID and teaches in the English Department at Washington State University. His poetry and music live at

Rebecca Goodrich | Fiction Editor

Rebecca M. Goodrich teaches creative writing, editing, and digital storytelling at Washington State University. She has published essays and short stories in a variety of journals including Potomac Review and Fourth River. She coordinates digital storytelling workshops through the WSU Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation for diverse audiences, including women members of Columbia Plateau Tribes and WSU alumni.

Kristin Becker | Web Editor

Kristin Becker is a visual artist who teaches graphic design and digital foundations in the Digital Technology and Culture Program at Washington State University. She has exhibited her work at juried and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States, including at the International Print Center in New York.

Johanna Heloise Abtahi | Copy Editor

Johanna Heloise Abtahi serves as Managing Editor for ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture and teaches scholarly editing and publishing at Washington State University. She has worked in editing and publishing since earning her MA in English from University of Idaho in 2013.

Linda Russo | Associate Editor

Linda Russo is the author of three books of poetry, including Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way (Shearsman, 2015) and Participant (Lost Roads, 2016), winner of the Bessmilr Brigham Poets Prize; To Think of her Writing Awash in Light (2016), a collection of literary-geographical essays, was selected by John D’Agata as winner of the Subito Press Lyric Essay Prize. Scholarly essays have appeared in Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry (University of Iowa Press) and other edited collections, and as the preface of Joanne Kyger’s About Now: Collected Poems (National Poetry Foundation). She lives in the Columbia River Watershed and teaches at Washington State University.

Donna Potts | Associate Editor

Donna L. Potts is a professor at Washington State University and chair of the Creative Writing Committee. She has written and edited several books about poetry, including Howard Nemerov and Objective Idealism, Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition, and This Landscape’s Fierce Embrace: The Poetry of Francis Harvey. Her book of poetry, Waking Dreams, was published in 2012 by Salmon Poetry. She received a Fulbright Senior Lecturing Award to the National University of Ireland in Galway 1997-98, and returned there as a research fellow 2004-05 and 2011-12.

Buddy Levy | Editor-at-Large

Buddy Levy is a the author of seven books, including No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017); and Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (Bantam Dell, 2008), which was a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, 2009, and nominated for the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, 2009, and the PEN Center USA Award 2009. His magazine writing has appeared in Backpacker, Big Sky Journal, Couloir, Discover, Hemispheres, High Desert Journal, Poets & Writers, River Teeth, Ski, Sun Valley Magazine, Trail Runner, Utne Reader, TV Guide, and VIA. His books have been published into seven languages.

H.K. Hummel | Advisory Editor

H.K. Hummel is one of the founding editors of Blood Orange Review. She teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and directs the Little Rock Writing Project. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA program, an MA from Eastern Washington University, and a BA from the University of California, Davis. Her poetry has appeared in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Poemeleon, and Antigonish

Stephanie Lenox | Advisory Editor

Stephanie Lenox is the author of The Business, selected by Laura Kasischke for the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her previous poetry collections include Congress of Strange People, finalist for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize in independent publishing, and The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. She is one of the founding editors of the online literary journal Blood Orange Review. She has worked as a poetry editor and textbook editor. She lives in Salem, Oregon, where she teaches creative writing and literature at Willamette University.