David L. White
David L. White has been teaching high school English and history since 1998. He currently teaches creative writing in Tempe, Arizona. His poetry has previously appeared in THRUSH Poetry Journal, Salamander, The Briar Cliff Review, Potomac Review, Cider Press Review, PRISM international, Paper Nautilus, Southwestern American Literature, Blue Monday Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Sierra Nevada Review, and elsewhere.
Shelly K. Weathers
Shelly Weathers is an artist and writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and her work has appeared in Sou’wester, Timber, Concho River Review, Moon City Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Star 82 Review, Adroit, Opossum Lit and elsewhere. Her fiction has been recognized with the 2013 Beacon Street Prize for Fiction and the 2014 John Steinbeck Fiction Award. You can follow her blog at metonymicalpen.com.
Special Guest Editor:
Eddie Webb is a dedicated English professor who provides a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for his students, particularly those who are American Indian students. Webb’s influence extends beyond academics as he lends support to students transitioning from their home areas to college life at Mesa Community College.
Webb is a member of the United Keetoowah Nation. He has lived in Oklahoma, California and Arizona. Like many Oklahoma Indians, Webb’s family relocated to California to work in cotton fields, an event Webb claims to be proud of.
Webb holds a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, with undergraduate work in Criminal Justice and American Indian Literature, a California contractor’s license and is a recognized professional photographer.
Rosie Gailor is a writer and editor based in London. She’s had her fiction writing featured in Anomaly Lit, Noble/Gas Qtrly, and Riding Light Review, amongst others. Her evenings are usually spent with hoardes of Roald Dahl short stories and Tennessee Williams plays. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @rosiebmg – and her biggest claim to fame is that if you Google her, she’s the only Rosie Gailor to exist.
Anthony Huang is a student currently pursuing a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Psychology at the University of Arizona, where he interned at the Sonora Review. Anthony’s work has appeared in New York Dreaming.
Design / Layout Artist
Frederick Eschrich is a Chicago-based designer, artist, and educator who specializes in publication design, artist books, and community-centered projects. He received his BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Arizona and his MFA in Visual Communication Design from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Raiden Alexander Fortun is an urban poet from Phoenix, Arizona whose work is influenced by a love of the southwest. Turning to poetry and music as outlets for creative expression, he worked as an editor on SHANTIH’s predecessor, What The Thunder Said.
Native to Phoenix, Arizona, Maegan has spent the last 20 years of her life finding meaning and deciphering her own self-worth and identity. She currently resides in Southern California to repair what has been broken and replace what has been stolen.
After earning his MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in nonfiction, Eric Susak stayed in Flagstaff, AZ to teach middle school English at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. He spends too much money on tea while writing his first novel. His essays have appeared in DIAGRAM and Arts & Letters. Eric is also an accomplished Cyr wheel artist, performing regularly with Circus Bacchus.
Alyssa Vollaro received her MS in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she lives with her cat, Duke. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in History and Chemistry, but has always held literature close to her heart. A lifelong (if casual) poet, Alyssa is proud to be a part of SHANTIH Journal.
Anny Wu graduated from University of Arizona in molecular and cellular biology. Literature, scientific or not, is her daily passion. She is currently investigating the best way to acquire more cats. The rest is still a mystery
Lauren Zack is currently a J.D. candidate at Stanford Law School. She has interned with Planned Parenthood, NYCLU, and the Orleans Public Defenders. Lauren received a B.A. in Creative Writing (fiction concentration) from Arizona State University in 2014. In her personal time, she continues to read and write fiction, and she challenges herself to bring narrative, clarity, and creativity to her legal writing and advocacy work
Former (& Future?) Staff
Esemel Aeryne Amber Cole Audrey Guo Fredah Horani
Adam Lozier Megan Lynde Malori Maeva Eva Marino
Caroline Schieke Ibarra