Colleen Ryor

Colleen founded The Adirondack Review in the year 2000 with her oldest son on her lap. She has lived in France, Germany, and England. Colleen holds a B.A. in German from the State University of New York, Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. Some of her interests include history, personal finance, foreign languages, and nature (especially black bears, corvids, and sea life). She is currently pursuing an M.A. at New England College. Colleen is a member of the St. Lawrence County Fair Housing Task Force and lives in the North Country, New York with her youngest son, her dog, Beowulf, and her cat, Marie. 

Ace Boggess

Ace Boggess is author of five books of poetry: MisadventureI Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It SoUltra Deep FieldThe PrisonersThe Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled, and the novels States of Mercy and A Song Without a Melody. His writing has appeared in Harvard ReviewNotre Dame ReviewMid-American ReviewRattleRiver Styx, and many other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia. His sixth collection, Escape Envy, is forthcoming from Brick RoadPoetry Press in 2021. 

Nicholas Samaras

​Nick is from Patmos, Greece (the “Island of the Apocalypse”) and, at the time of the Greek Junta military dictatorship (“Coup of the Generals”), was brought in exile to be raised further in America. He’s lived in Greece, England, Wales, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Yugoslavia, Jerusalem, thirteen states in America, and he writes from a place of permanent exile. His first book, Hands of the Saddlemaker, won The Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His current book is American Psalm, World Psalm (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014). He is completing a new manuscript of poetry and a memoir of his childhood years lived underground.

Ariella Kissin

Ariella i​s a current junior at Kenyon College, where she majors in English and Political Science and minors in Philosophy and Russian. On campus, she is a Kenyon Review Associate as well as a Features editor and writer for the college newspaper. Ariella has worked with various grassroots initiatives that focus on writing, creative art and peace-building. She speaks Russian fluently and French not-so-fluently. When she isn’t reading submissions, writing articles and copy-editing, Ariella plays classical piano and works worldwide on organic farms. She lives on Long Island, New York, and is a practicing poet herself. 

Ethan Ryor

Ethan is a high school sophomore and lives in upstate New York with his mother and his pets, Beowulf and Marie. He enjoys art, technology, comedy, reading, history, cooking, and the show Better Call Saul.  Ethan plans to get his permit soon and will be learning to drive stick shift.

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