Meet the staff of The Mochila Review
Meet the staff of The Mochila Review

Marianne Kunkel
Editor of The Mochila Review
Faculty Advisor of Canvas

Marianne Kunkel

Marianne is an assistant professor of creative writing and publishing at Missouri Western State University. She is the editor of the university’s national undergraduate journal, The Mochila Review, and faculty advisor for Canvas, the university’s journal exclusively for students, alumni, and staff. She’s the author of the poetry chapbook The Laughing Game (Finishing Line Press) and her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Notre Dame Review, Poet LoreRattle, and elsewhere. When she’s not writing or teaching, she likes cooking and jogging short (okay, very short) distances. Her favorite movie is Harold and Maude and her favorite color is purple.

Crystal Crawford
Managing Editor of The Mochila Review
Editor of Canvas

Crystal Crawford

Crystal Crawford is the Managing Editor of The Mochila Review, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Canvas, the university’s journal exclusively for students, staff, and alumni of MWSU. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Publishing, with the dream of someday working in the Publishing Industry. In her free time, she enjoys being lazy at home with her boyfriend and girlfriend, and lavishing attention on her spoiled cat, Mr. Mistoffelees. She is a lover of all animals, but cats most of all, and her favorite author is Tamora Pierce.

Chris Pankiewicz
Managing Editor of Canvas

Chris Pankiewicz

Chris is currently an English Literature major at MWSU with minors in Creative Writing and Spanish. He enjoys warm weather, cold drinks, long runs, and good books. Career aspirations range from college professor to professional wrestling.

Adriann Dunn
Typesetter of The Mochila Review and Canvas

Adriann Dunn

Adriann is a junior at Missouri Western and is majoring in Art Education with a minor in Creative Writing. She hopes to teach elementary art one day and to open up a creative place for students to work on art and writing. She hopes to be a children’s book author and illustrator one day.  She frequently doodles odd creatures and loves to write poetry, so it appears she may become the next Dr. Suess.

Hanna Long
Proofreader of The Mochila Review and Canvas

Hanna Long

Hanna Long is the proofreader and spends most of her time double checking whether or not the tweets are grammatically correct to be put on the internet. She is a first year senior at Missouri Western and is majoring in English Education and about to minor in Creative Writing. She loves spending time with her boyfriend and watching movies all day, when she’s not nose deep into a good book. She hopes to one day own a dance studio and pass on her passion for music and motion. She also enjoys spending lots of time with her two year old nephew singing, dancing, and reading books.

Nicole Bradley
Publicity Coordinator of The Mochila Review and Canvas

Nicole Bradley

Sylvia Plath aficionado. Coffee connoisseur. Wildlife partisan. Doodling maven. Baking journeyman. Gardening novice. Video game enthusiast. Writer.

She delights in campfire-side date nights with her boyfriend, strolls through the woods, basil, libraries, philosophical discussions, tiger lilies, dark chocolate, surrealism, Tarantino films, heavy metal, and the obscure.

Her two fears are nursing homes and ratites (large, flightless birds).

Lindsey Lucas
Web Editor of The Mochila Review and Canvas

Lindsey Lucas

As the web editor of The Mochila Review and Canvas, Lindsey Lucas spends a lot of time on Twitter. Fortunately, she spends a lot of time on Twitter anyway. Lindsey is working on a double major in Creative Writing and Publishing as well as English Literature, and is now a “super-senior” in her 5th year of college. She writes both poetry and prose, including two novel-length manuscripts she wrote for National Novel Writing Month. Last year she received the award for best poetry in Canvas, MWSU’s on-campus literary journal. Her childhood love of public libraries has culminated in her working in one, where she is delighted to repair, re-label, and recommend books all day. In her free time, she drinks coffee and watches Star Trek: Voyager. This is her second semester on staff.

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