JET FUEL REVIEW
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FOUNDER Kasia Wolny serves as Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Editor, Communications & Media Editor, and Copy Editor for Lewis's online national literary journal Jet Fuel Review. In addition, she works at the Writing Center where she is a Fellow in the ELL program. Kasia loves to read literature from around the world and across genres; some of her favorites are Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, Khaled Hosseini, Wojciech Kuczok, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Diana Gabaldon. In her writing, she likes to focus on short story and essay composition, and on Polish-English translation of poetry. Kasia is a mom of two teenagers who, being bilingual, regularly poke fun at her for mispronouncing English words. In her free time, she likes to hike, cook, tend to her garden, visit art museums, and drink tea with friends.
CONSULTANT Simone Muench serves as chief faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review. She is the author of six full-length books including Lampblack & Ash (Winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize; Sarabande, 2005), Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010), Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014), and Suture, a collaborative book of sonnets written with Dean Rader, (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Some of her honors include a 2013 NEA fellowship, two Illinois Arts Council fellowships, the Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry, and residency fellowships to Yaddo, Artsmith, and Vermont Studio Center, where she also served as a Visiting Writer in 2016. In 2014, she was awarded the Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award, which recognizes artists for innovation, achievements and community contributions. She received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois and is Professor of English at Lewis University where she teaches creative writing and film studies. Currently, she serves as a poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and as the founder and host of the HB Sunday Reading Series.
CONSULTANT Jackie K. White is Professor of English at Lewis University where she serves as a faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review and regularly teaches Introduction to Poetry and courses in Early U.S., Latinx, Latin American, Native American, and Spanish Literatures. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specialized in Creative Writing (Poetry) with concentrations in Hemispheric-American Studies and Women’s Studies. A former editor of the literary journal RHINO, she has published numerous poems and translations in such journals as Tupelo Quarterly, Superstition Review, Third Coast, Posit, and Cincinnati Review. Her work is forthcoming in Pleiades and The Journal. Her first chapbook, Bestiary Charming, won the 2007 Anabiosis Award; her second chapbook, Petal-Tearing & Variations, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008, and a third, Come Clearing, by Dancing Girl Press in 2012. Dr. White is also the co-translator of Cesar Miguel Rondon’s History of Salsa and is currently working on a translation of Sherezada Vicioso’s Algo que decir: Essays on Feminist Caribbean Literature.