About the Editors
Marilyn Robitaille, Associate Professor of English at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is Director of International Programs. She promotes Tarleton State University’s globalization endeavors through study abroad and international student services and recruiting. On behalf of Tarleton, she initiates research and exchange agreements with foreign universities, as well as facilitates opportunities for faculty and student programming abroad. She earned her M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and her Ph.D. in English Literature with a Concentration in Rhetoric from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She is co-publication director of Tarleton’s popular student publication Anthology: A Forum for Prose, Poetry, and Visual Arts. She co-founded The Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas with Donna Walker-Nixon in 2003. She writes a weekly movie review for the Stephenville Empire Tribune, a job that she loves because it comes with a free pass to the movies every week and a sometimes press pass at the Cannes Film Festival. She lives on 650 acres with Charles, her handsome husband of forty years. Her son Chaz is a percussion performance major at the University of North Texas. Her daughter Marlow Griggs, a recent graduate of the Texas A & M School of Medicine, is now completing her residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Moumin Quazi, Associate Professor of English at Tarleton State University, teaches courses in British, Classical, and World Literature, Technical and Creative Writing, Introduction to Literature, and Studies in Modern Fiction, Film, and Theory. He earned his B.F.A. in Radio/Television/Film at Texas Christian University, an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of North Texas. He has been editing since 1991 (Grasslands Review, assistant editor, 1991-1992; Quirk, advisor and managing editor, 1999-2004; San Antonio Express-News, guest poetry editor, April-May 2002; New Texas, poetry editor, 2007; South Asian Literary Association Newsletter, editor, 2004-2008; Voices: The San Antonio College Multicultural Journal, founding co-editor, 2003-2011; CCTE Studies, editor, 2002-present; and Series Editor, South Asian Humanities, Arts, and Culture Studies, for Peter Lang Publishers). He is also a writer, with poems, short stories, and articles published in journals such as Concho River Review and South Asian Review. In 2009, he was part of the first faculty exchange between Tarleton State University and Srinagar Garhwal University in India. He served as Interim Director of the Tarleton State Office of Diversity and Inclusion from 2010-2012, and is currently the Vice President of the South Asian Literary Association. This year, he was awarded a Texas A & M University System Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence, and also served as one of three judges for the Alfredo Del Moral Foundation Award (created by Sandra Cisneros, in honor of her father). Also this year, his poem "Migrant Birds" was published in an 8th grade reading textbook (Pearson Education, Inc.). Moumin lives in Stephenville.