About the Editors
Marilyn Robitaille, Associate Professor of English at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is Director of International Programs. She promotes Tarleton State University’s globalization endeavors through study abroad and international student services. On behalf of Tarleton, she initiates research and exchange agreements with foreign universities, as well as facilitates opportunities for faculty and student programming abroad. She earned her M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and her Ph.D. in English Literature with a Concentration in Rhetoric from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She is co-publication director of Tarleton’s popular student publication Anthology: A Forum for Prose, Poetry, and Visual Arts. With Donna Walker-Nixon, she co-founded Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, now in its eleventh year of publication. She served as co-editor on the premier volume of Writing Texas, a new journal of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers. Her work has appeared in New Texas, CCTE Studies, English Journal, and most recently in Her Texas: An Anthology of Women Texas Writers (forthcoming 2015). She writes a weekly movie review for the Stephenville Empire Tribune, a job that she loves because it comes with a free pass to the movies every week and a sometimes press pass at the Cannes Film Festival. She lives on 650 acres with Charles, her handsome husband of forty-two years. Her daughter Marlow is Chief Resident in Family Practice at Baylor-Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Her son Chaz is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Texas Music Program and timpanist of the Irving Philharmonic Symphony. Her two grandchildren, Ella and Bowen, are poetry personified.
Moumin Quazi, Associate Professor of English at Tarleton State University, teaches courses in British, Classical, and World Literature, Technical and Creative Writing, Introduction to Literature, and Studies in Modern Fiction, Film, Theory, and Research. He earned his B.F.A. in Radio/Television/Film at Texas Christian University, an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of North Texas. He has been editing since 1991 (Grasslands Review, assistant editor, 1991-1992; Quirk, advisor and managing editor, 1999-2004; San Antonio Express-News, guest poetry editor, April-May 2002; New Texas, poetry editor, 2007; South Asian Literary Association Newsletter, editor, 2004-2008; Voices: The San Antonio College Multicultural Journal, founding co-editor, 2003-2011; CCTE Studies, editor, 2002-present; and Series Editor, South Asian Humanities, Arts, and Culture Studies, for Peter Lang Publishers). He is also a writer, with poems, short stories, and articles published in journals such as Concho River Review and South Asian Review. In 2009, he was part of the first faculty exchange between Tarleton State University and Srinagar Garhwal University in India. He served as Interim Director of the Tarleton State Office of Diversity and Inclusion from 2010-2012, and is currently President of the international South Asian Literary Association, the Conference of College Teachers of English, and the Rotary Club International in Stephenville. He is also the Texas liaison to the College English Association. In 2012, he was awarded a Texas A&M University System Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence. His poem “Migrant Birds” was published in a Prentice Hall 8th-grade literature textbook. He is presently finishing his first creative writing book, a collection of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Moumin shares a home in Stephenville, with his wife P.J., stepdaughter Hannah, and 11 rescued animals (though he avows that they are the ones who have rescued him).