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Staff / Contact

Founding Director— Prof. Joseph M. Reynolds did his graduate work in Creative Fiction under the tutelage of acclaimed novelist and memoirist Da Chen. He teaches college in New England, and at Trinity College Dublin, and is the author of the novel Make Dust our Paper, which was reviewed “an instant classic, a major new talent has arrived,” by Da Chen. As an undergraduate, he was a speechwriter and intern in the U.S. Senate office of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. In addition to directing the residency program, he is the editor in chief and fiction editor of Sancho’s official publication, New Square Literary Magazine.

Contact Joe at ajoreynolds@fordham.edu.

Associate Director—Sean Frederick Forbes is an Associate Professor-in-Residence of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Connecticut-Storrs and is a summer instructor for the Yale Young Writers Workshop at Yale University. His poems have appeared in Chagrin River Review, Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture, Crab Orchard Review, Long River Review, and other publications. In 2009, he received a Woodrow Wilson Mellon Mays University Fellows Travel and Research Grant for travel to Providencia, Colombia. Providencia, his first book of poetry, was published in 2013 by 2Leaf Press. On March 17, 2014, his poem “Cashel Man” was featured in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day online series Poem-A-Day. For 2020-2021 academic year, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow at the UConn Humanities Institute. He serves as the poetry editor for New Square, the official publication of The Sancho Panza Literary Society for which he is a founding member. In 2017, he received first place in the Nutmeg Poetry Contest from the Connecticut Poetry Society.

Contact Sean at sean.forbes@uconn.edu

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