MAGGIE BROWN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Maggie Brown, the Editor-in-Chief of New Southerner, is an Associate Professor at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, where she has taught writing, literature, film studies, and rock & roll lit. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky, and enjoys giving talks and leading workshops about her experiences with the zero waste and vegan lifestyles. Her philosophy is that sustainability for the planet perfectly aligns with sustainability for the self. She’d love to hear from you at maggie [at] newsoutherner [dot] com.
DEENA LILYGREN, LITERARY LIFE EDITOR & COLUMNIST (LILYVILLE)
Deena Lilygren lives, writes, and indulges her many obsessions in Louisville, Kentucky. She is an Associate Professor of English at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. She graduated from UofL with an MA in English Literature and just completed an MFA in creative writing at Murray State University.
CHANEY WILLIAMS, POETRY EDITOR
Chaney Williams is a womanist, writer, and hula hooping enthusiast living in Northern Kentucky. She holds a Bachelor of English from the University of Kentucky and is currently in her thesis semester in Murray State University’s MFA program studying Creative Writing: Poetry. She is a firm believer that the political is always personal and in the power of healing that only writing can hold.
ANDREW CRENSHAW, COLUMNIST (THE FAR-EASTERN WESTERNER)
Andrew Crenshaw lived in Taiwan for 7 years, studying traditional medicine, language, philosophy, religion and spirituality. Professionally, he has taught composition, TESOL and general-education English at National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of the Arts, University of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College, and Western Kentucky University. He is currently working for Jefferson County Public Schools in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
SUSAN SWANSON, COLUMNIST (THE CONSCIOUS CURLY)
Susan Swanson is an Associate Professor of English at Owensboro Community and Technical College in Owensboro, KY. She spends her time dabbling in various pursuits, from cooking to yoga to wine, and learning how to manage her curly hair (this takes more time than one might think). She believes in the sustainability of the planet as well as the self, and being conscious of those areas where we can improve in order to live healthier and happier lives.
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, COLUMNIST & EDITOR (KAIROS & CRISIS)
Contributing editor Christopher Martin is a writer in the northwest Georgia piedmont. His debut book, This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith (Mercer UP, 2017), received the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction.