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The Staff

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Epicenters Staff: Issue 1

John M. Anderson (Advisor) got his masters degree at BC in 1988 and his PhD there in 1993. He has been teaching in the English Department ever since. Anderson is a poet, with a chapbook, Dictionary Quilt, just published by Pudding House. He is honored to be associated with Epicenters.

Meredeth Barzen (Music) is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Pulse of the Twin Cities, The Heights, and Southside Pride. A graduate of Boston College, she is pursuing a writing career in her native Minneapolis, where she enjoys wild rice pancakes, lakes, great music, and local trivia (did you know Minnesotans invented Spam, toasters, and water skis?) Her favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon; she feels it is unfairly ostracized and deserving of a comeback.

Emily Cersonsky (Literature) is a graduating senior at Boston College, with majors in English and Philosophy. She is an editorial board member of Boston College's undergraduate art and literature magazine, The Stylus, the undergraduate research journal, Elements, and the undergraduate essay journal, Dialogue. She will be attending graduate school next year to pursue a doctorate in English literature.

Sam Dolinger (Music) is a junior in the school of Arts & Sciences.

Erin Galgay (Art) will graduate from Boston College in 2007 with majors in Classics and Theology. She has completed a thesis concerning just war theory and pacifism in the Christian tradition. Erin is a great lover of languages, literature, theology, art, and cooking. She will remain at Boston College next year to pursue a masters degree in theology. After that she plans to pursue a PhD and become a professor. One day, Erin hopes to fill her days with teaching, writing, reading, and taking her husky puppy for long walks on the beach.

Sean Keck (Editor-in-Chief) will graduate from Boston College in 2007 with a B.A. in English, a concentration in Creative Writing, and a minor in Art History. He has served as an Editor of The Stylus, BC’s undergraduate art and literature magazine, for four years. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston College Magazine, Off the Coast, and The Raintown Review. He is the recipient of the 2006 Kelleher Prize for Poetry and BC’s representative for the 2007 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival. After graduation, he plans to pursue an M.A. in English at Boston College.

Kira Maye (Art) is a graduating senior at Boston College. As an Art History major, she has focused her studies on sixteenth-century Italian art and worked as a research assistant in the Fine Arts Department at Boston College. Outside the university, she has enjoyed internships at Sotheby’s Boston and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Currently, she works at the Mongan Study Center at the Fogg Art Museum and plans to delay graduate school in order to pursue opportunities in New York.

Bill Przylucki (Film)—Boston College 2007 B.A. in Film Studies/History—is a filmmaker, film student, and occasional film critic. He has been nominated for 3 Baldwin Awards, as well as being a finalist in the 2005 Campus Moviefest Boston. His most recent film is "Coffee Table Short," and he is currently working on a documentary about BC's Hello...Shovelhead! sketch comedy troupe. His critiques have appeared in the BC Patriot. He is also completing a senior thesis on Aesthetics in the Silent Cinema of Black Filmmakers this year.

Mark Yuen (Web Design) is a recent graduate of Boston College (2006). He currently works at a publishing company, where, among other things, he writes those little descriptions you see on Amazon. Mark lives in Boston.

The staff and artists of Epicenters would like to thank the following people for making this project possible:

Ben Birnbaum
Naomi Blumberg
Paul Dagnello
Cathi Ianno Fournier
Elizabeth Graver
Jeffrey Howe
Noah Kuhn
Paul Mariani
Daniel Viafore