Ravi Shankar, Founding Editor

Ravi Shankar is Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, Chairman of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust and the founding editor of Drunken Boat. He has published or edited seven books of poems, including Deepening GrooveRadha SaysSeamless MatterVoluptuous BristleWanton Textiles, and Instrumentality. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond (W.W Norton & Co.), called “a beautiful achievement for world literature” by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared on the BBC and NPR, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently on the faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong.

Erica Mena, Executive Director

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist. Her book-length poem Featherbone is available from Ricochet Editions. Her translation of the classic Argentine sci-fi graphic novel The Eternonaut by H.G. Oesterheld and F. Solano Lopez is available with Fantagraphics. She is the the founding editor of Anomalous Press and Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association. You can find her online at

Genevieve Pfeiffer, Production Editor

Genevieve Pfeiffer is a poet, editor and educator with a nonfiction habit. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and manages the social media for a start-up non-profit, We Read Together, and has facilitated workshops with both young children and incarcerated women. Her work has appeared in a few places, including BlazeVox, Crack the Spine and So to Speak: a feminist journal for language and art. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Find her online at BlackWidowProse. 

Rose McNeill, Vintage Drunken Boat Editor

Rose McNeill is a poet, journalist, fiction writer and aspiring novelist. She recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in English Creative Writing. She has reported for the the UD Review, the Cecil Whig, and the Newark Post. Her poetry and photography has appeared in Caesura and the Main Street Journal. This past spring her poem was selected as one of five to be featured as part of a display of "Random Acts of Poetry" across the University of Delaware campus.

Production Team: María José Gimenez, Gregg Schroeder, Kathryn Henion, Nicholas Wong, Candy Shue, Carly Greenberg

Sybil Baker, Fiction Editor

Sybil Baker is the author of The Life Plan, Talismans, and Into This World. She spent twelve years teaching in South Korea before returning to the States in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she serves as the Assistant Director of the Meacham Writers’ Workshop. A recent recipient of a MakeWork grant for Chattanooga, she teaches in the first international MFA program at City University of Hong Kong and at the Yale Writers’ Conference. She is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat.

Fiction Readers: Sreedhevi Iyer, Sarah Yu, Peter Phillips, Brett Puryear, and Kathryn Henion

Lily Hoang, Nonfiction Editor

Lily Hoang is the author of four books, including Changing, recipient of a PEN Open Books Award. Her choose-your-own adventure love story Old Cat Lady is forthcoming from 1913 Books in October 2015. With Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she edited the anthology The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde. She teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she is Associate Department Head. She is Prose Editor at Puerto del Sol and Nonfiction Editor at Drunken Boat

Gregg Schroeder, Assistant Nonfiction Editor

Gregg Schroeder is a writer and editor. He earned his MFA in fiction from City University of Hong Kong and his undergraduate degree in journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Calif. He is the coordinator for the Tongzhi Literary Group, promoting LGBTIQ writing in Hong Kong. His creative work recently appeared in The New Guard and is forthcoming in Blood and Thunder.

Nonfiction Readers: Nina Feng, Hayley Katzen
Nonfiction Intern: Alexandra Besket

​Michelle Chan Brown, Poetry Co-editor

Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent was the winner of the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review, Witness and other journals and anthologies. A Kundiman fellow and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Michelle has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and others. She is currently en route to Almaty, Kazakhstan on a Fulbright. Find her online at

Nicholas YB Wong, Poetry Co-editor

Nicholas YB Wong is the author of Self Splt (Kaya Press, forthcoming 2014). He is a finalist of Wabash Poetry Prize and New Letters Poetry Award, both in 2012. His work is forthcoming in The Common, Cream City Review, Minnesota Review and Sonora Review.

Poetry Readers: Matthew Hamilton, Ching-In Chen, Thao Nguyen, Jim Redmond, Candy Shue, Alicia Gregory, Hong-Thao Nguyen

Anna Rosenwong, Translation Editor

Anna Rosenwong is a translator, poet, editor, and educator. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from UC Irvine. Her book-length publications include Roció Cerón’s Diorama (winner of the 2015 Best Translated Book Award), José Eugenio Sánchez's Suite Prelude a/H1N1, and an original collection of poetry, By Way of Explanation. Her literary and scholarly work has been featured in World Literature Today, The Kenyon Review, Translation Studies, The St Petersburg Review, Pool, and elsewhere.

Translation Readers: Allison Charette, Christopher Schafenacker

María José Gimenez, Assistant Translation Editor

María José Giménez is a translator, editor and rough-weather poet with a rock climbing problem. Her work has appeared in Drunken Boat, The Fourth River, The Apostles Review, and Cactus Heart, and in the anthologies Cloudburst: An Anthology of Hispanic Canadian Short Stories and Cuentos de nuestra palabra en Canadá: Primera hornada. Her translations include poetry, short fiction, essays, screenplays, and a mountaineering memoir. 

Shira Dentz, Reviews Editor

​Shira Dentz is the author of two books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman, 2011), and door of thin skins (CavanKerry, 2013), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Tilt/Shearsman, 2012), and Sisyphusina (forthcoming from Red Glass Books). Her writing has appeared widely in journals including The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, and New American Writing, and featured online at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, NPR, Poetry Daily, OmniVerse, and Verse Daily. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers‘ Workshop, she has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah, and is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Carly Greenberg, Assistant Reviews Editor

Carly Greenberg is a writer completing her English thesis at New College, Honors College of Florida. Her interest in combining literature and film has led her to work with MP Management and JV8INC. She has been featured in publications such as Cleaver Magazine and Metazen, with work forthcoming in Really System. When she is not putting the final touches on her theatrical adaptation of a Beat novel, she serves as a reader for the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. 

Darren Defrain, Art Editor

Darren DeFrain is the author of the cult novel, The Salt Palace (New Issues Press) and the story collection, Inside & Out (MSR Press). Both books have been re-released as eBooks by Dzanc Books. He is the Writing Program Director at Wichita State University and Associate Professor of English there where he teaches, among many other things, courses on graphic novels and narrative.  He lives in Wichita with his wife, writer Melinda DeFrain, their two daughters, and a host of critters.


T. M. De Vos, Romani Editor 

T.M. De Vos is the author of Cimmeria, a poetry collection forthcoming from Červena Barvá Press; a 2015 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellow; Co-Editor-in-Chief of Gloom Cupboard; and Reader at The Atlas Review. Her work is forthcoming in Juked and has appeared previously in Pacific Review, burntdistrict, Moonshot Magazine, Quiddity, Hawaii Pacific Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Prime Number Magazine, Pedestal, HOBART, Dossier Journal, Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly, Sakura Review, and the Los Angeles Review. She has been named as a semifinalist for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and the Paumanok Poetry Award. De Vos is also the recipient of fellowships from Murphy Writing Seminars, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library. She is currently working on her first novel.

Jamie Townsend, Blog Editor

Jamie Townsend is the managing editor of Aufgabe, and Elderly, an emergent hub of ebullience and disgust. He is author of STRAP/HALO (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs; 2011), Matryoshka (LRL Textile Editions; 2011), and THE DOME (Ixnay Press; 2011), as well as the forthcoming long-player SHADE (Elis Press, 2014).