Our Staff




Rebecca Valley is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Drizzle Review. Her first chapbook The Bird Eaters was published by dancing girl press in July 2017. She also serves as the associate poetry editor at Fairy Tale Review, and is an incoming MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her literary interests include poetry, Caribbean and Latin American literature, genre-fiction by women, magical realism, children’s literature, historical non-fiction, and books about cowboys, pirates, and the ocean floor (though usually not all at once). You can find more of her work on her website.



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Leonora Simonovis is a Contrbuting Editor at Drizzle Review. She grew up near Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic literatures from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently an Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean literatures at the University of San Diego. Her academic essays and articles have appeared in peer reviewed journals and anthologies in the US and abroad, and her poetry, in English and Spanish, has been published in The Eunoia ReviewSorbo de letrasThe American Journal of Poetry, the San Diego Poetry Annual, and the anthology A year in Ink (vol.10). Her reading interests include science  fiction and fantasy, poetry, memoir, children’s books, essays, Latin American and Caribbean literatures, nature and travel writing.






Michelle Mitchell-Foust is a Contributing Editor at Drizzle Review. She received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she is the author of six books in English: two books of poems, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press) and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press) and two poetry chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press) and Exile (Sangha Press). Two anthologies that she co-edited with Tony Barnstone, Human and Inhuman Monster Poems and Monstrous Verse, were published by Everyman Press in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Two of her books, The Five Dreams of the Body and Bird Alchemy were published serially by Chinese publishers in the U.S.  She was the winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, the Nation/”Discovery” Award, the Columbia University Poetry Prize, a Writers At Work Fellowship, the Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award, two University of Missouri-Columbia Creative Writing Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her first book, Circassian Girl, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Poetry, The Washington Post, Antioch Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Burnside Review, The Journal, and The Colorado Review, among many other journals and anthologies. She has been a poetry editor for several journals, including The Missouri Review. She lives and teaches in Oregon.


-1Brenna McPeek is a Contributing Editor at Drizzle Review.  She currently lives in Manhattan where she is completing her MFA in Fiction at Columbia University.  Her fiction has appeared in Thoughtful Dog.  Her reading interests are vast, but include novels and short fiction by daring women about daring women, essay collections with an edge and any kind of writing that challenges her perception of the world.






Blake Wallin is the author of the chapbooks Otherwise Jesus (Ghost City Press, 2015) and No Sign on the Island (Bottlecap Press, 2016), as well as the microchap The Lucidity of Giving Up (Ghost City Press, Aug 2016). He is the Reviews/Interviews Editor for Ghost City Review. Find out more about his reading interests here.

Hannah Cohen lives in Virginia and is a MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. She’s the poetry editor for Firefly Magazine and future contributing editor for Platypus Press. Recent publications and forthcoming work include The Tishman Review, The Shallow Ends, Severine, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and others. She’s on Twitter as @hcohenpoet.

Carl Lavigne is a graduate of Emerson College. He has twice been a finalist for Glimmer Train’s New Writers Award. He grew up in Vermont reading every book with a dragon on the cover.

Kim Jacobs-Beck is a second-year student in Miami University’s low-residency MFA program. She also serves as Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She holds a Ph.D. from Miami University in nineteenth century British Literature. Two of her poems were recently nominated for Best of the Net, and her poetry appears at Apple Valley Review, “Love & Ensuing Madness” at Rat’s Ass Review, Thank You for Swallowing, NILVX, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Bright Sleep.