We here at Split Lip Magazine are thrilled to introduce not just one, but two amazing new poetry editors to the rockstar team. They’ve already gotten to work at killing it, just like I knew they would, and I’m so thankful for their enthusiasm and some new blood to liven up this place.
Poetry Editor Christina Drill
Christina Drill is a writer and poet based out of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Christina’s work focuses primarily on the adolescent experience and what it means to “grow up female” in America. Her chapbook NEW BOWS was published by Five/Quarterly in 2013, and her poems have been published in places like Word Riot, Dogzplot, CHEAP POP, and Two Serious Ladies. She currently works as a program coordinator for Girls Write Now. You can find her (occasionally) on Twitter @stidrill and at www.christinadrill.com.
Poetry Editor Tafisha A. Edwards
Tafisha A. Edwards is a Guyanese-Canadian poet who lives and works in Washington D.C, but can infrequently be found in New York City and certain other palmetto dotted cities on the Eastern Seaboard. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Bodega Magazine, The Little Patuxent Review, Fledgling Rag and Stylus among other journals. She is a Cave Canem fellow, a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Jiminéz-Porter Writers’ House and a former educator at the American Poetry Museum, where she taught poetry to primary school children. She has received scholarships to the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, The Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference and Cave Canem. She is currently penning her first collection of poetry, Confusing the Wind and has read the entirety of the A Song of Ice and Fire series to date, which is an accomplishment she feels is great enough to share. You can find her on Twitter at: @ThePetiteTaff.
I couldn’t be more excited to have these amazing women/poets on board. Please welcome them warmly by sending your best poetry submissions our way! (The free reading period is now open.)
Happy New Year! So many good things ahead in 2015 for Split Lip, both the magazine and the press. We can’t wait to share them all with you!