Founding Editor

Christopher Martin

chris [at] flycatcherjournal [dot] org

Chris lives with his family in the northwest Georgia piedmont, between the Allatoona Range and Kennesaw Mountain. He is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Everything Turns Away (La Vita Poetica Press, forthcoming), Marcescence: Poems from Gahneesah (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), and A Conference of Birds (New Native Press, 2012). His poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Shambhala Sun, Waccamaw, Ruminate Magazine, Thrush Poetry Journal, drafthorse, Still: The Journal, Buddhist Poetry Review, Adventum, Poecology, Town Creek Poetry, Pilgrimage, LETTERS, Loose Change Magazine, Revolution House, Pale Ale Press, American Public Media’s On Being blog, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia, and elsewhere. His poem "Marcescence" was published as a broadside by Thrush Press in October 2012 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Chris is a contributing editor at New Southerner, where he writes the blog Kairos and Crisis. He holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. Chris's full-length poetry collection, Starting from Kennesaw (as yet unpublished and now titled Second Coming on South Cobb Drive), was named a semi-finalist in the 2013 Crab Orchard Review Series Open Competition and finalist in the 2012 Texas Review Press Breakthrough Prize: Georgia.

Senior Editor

Kathleen Brewin Lewis

kathleen [at] flycatcherjournal [dot] org

Kathleen is an Atlanta writer who was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and still feels the pull and tug, like the tide, of the Lowcountry. A graduate of Wake Forest University, she has an MA in Professional Writing with a concentration in creative writing from Kennesaw State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Yemassee, Southern Humanities Review, Foundling Review, Weave Magazine, Boston Literary Magazine, The Prose-Poem Project, Bolts of Silk, Curio Poetry, Town Creek Poetry, Loose Change Magazine, Constellations, and The Penwood Review. Her poems have been included in two anthologies:  The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia and A Blackbird Sings; a flash fiction piece of hers was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Deep South Magazine. Kathleen is particularly interested in works that blur genres, such as the short-short story, the prose poem, and the lyric essay. She is quite fond of hiking in the north Georgia and North Carolina mountains with her husband, children, and friends. But her favorite spot on earth, the place she feels most at home, is Tybee Island.

Associate Editor

Kendall Klym

A former professional ballet dancer, Kendall is a lecturer of English at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta. He is the grand prize winner of the 2013 Puerto del Sol Fiction Contest, with “The Dancing Plague,” and the runner-up winner of the 2013 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, with “Pavlova.” Kendall has published short stories in Cooweescoowee and Bryant Literary Review, and has stories forthcoming in Puerto del Sol and Hunger Mountain. In 2010, he earned a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Assistant Editors

Precious Williams

Precious settled in the metro-Atlanta area with her family in 2003, after living in states throughout the country—from Washington to South Carolina—as well as overseas in Germany. She is currently enrolled in her last semester of the M.A. in Professional Writing program at Kennesaw State University, where she also completed her B.A. in English. Precious has a background in editing and technical writing, but her current focus is in creative writing, primarily nonfiction and poetry. Many of her themes focus on family, life as an African-American female, and the human experience.

Sydney Langway

Sydney was born and raised in Atlanta and recently returned from a couple of years in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Spanish Language from the University of Georgia. Her writing has been published in the online journal Literary Laundry. More recent examples of Sydney's work can be found on her blog, where she focuses on creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and short stories. Sydney has plans to convert her creative energy into a career as a copywriter. She enjoys running around Grant Park, practicing yoga, and editing her boyfriend's music videos.

Visual Arts Advisor

Jennifer Martin

To be an Atlantan, for most, is a case of proximity:  Jennifer has been this type of Atlantan for most of her life.  But for the past several years she has been an Atlantan according to a more precise definition, living in its various neighborhoods—from Sweet Auburn to Candler Park—and has found her ground and wellspring in the place she grew up passing by. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University and a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She operates in the disciplines of art and architecture, with a particular focus on materiality and the physical and conceptual territory of the seam.

A special thanks to members of Flycatcher's original editorial team who have since moved on:
Karen Pickell, an editor for the first two issues and associate editor for the third; Jordan Thrasher, an editor for the first four issues; and Laurence Stacey and Megan Gehring, both editors for the first issue.

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