Winter 2023 Editorial Board

The Woodward Review

Editor-In-Chief: Isaac Pickell
Isaac Pickell is a biracial poet & PhD student in Detroit, where he teaches and studies the borderlands of black literature. He is the author of everything saved will be last (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) and It’s not over once you figure it out , forthcoming from Black Ocean. Isaac’s taken a seat in all fifty states and has so much to look forward to.

Managing Editor: Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore is an MA/MLIS, Archival Administration student at Wayne State University. She has presented her original research “Let’s Start a Riot: High School Unrest in the Greater Detroit Area (1960s-1970s)” at a 2022 Detroit Historical Society Third Thursday Speaker Series and “Pupils, Pencils, and Pawns: Cuban Education in the Special Period” at the 2019 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference. She also has a published narrative, “Blink,” in Macomb Community College’s Artifex. As Managing Editor, Melissa hopes to encourage creative interdisciplinary scholarship and showcase student work. At home, she has two dogs, two cats, two chickens, and a whole bunch of fish. She also enjoys running, cycling, gardening, and reading.

Poetry Editor: Vincent Perrone
Vincent James Perrone is the author of the poetry collection, Starving Romantic (11:11 Press, 2018), the microchap, Travelogue For The Dispossessed (Ghost City Press, 2021), and a contributor to the novel, Collected Voices in the Expanded Field (11:11 Press, 2020). His recent work can be found in Storm Cellar, The Indianapolis Review, Heavy Feather Review, and Olney Magazine. He is the poetry editor of The Woodward Review and lives in Detroit. Say hi @ vincentjamesperrone.com

Prose Editor: Lam Pham
Lam Pham is a PhD student at Wayne State University. A native Texan, he earned his BA in English at UCLA and received his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming. He is a Pushcart Prize nominated author and can be found on Google, much to his dismay. Lam has a vested interest in stories that subvert expectations, and prose that showcases clear authorial intent and a point of view. When he's not drowning in work, he can be found looking up piano tutorials of jazz standards on YouTube, reading novels with Star Trek: Deep Space 9 running in the background, and drinking an excessive amount of London Fog tea lattes at The Congregation.

Intern: Jakira Ahmed
Jakira Ahmed is an undergraduate student double majoring in English and Art History. She hopes to learn skills related to publishing as an intern for The Woodward Review with the aim of applying it to a future career in this field. In her free time, Jakira enjoys reading, running her Bookstagram account, and listening to Taylor Swift religiously.

Intern: Mohamad Houmani
Mohamad Houmani is a Junior At Wayne State University of middle eastern descent. He is Majoring in English with a minor in Business. As an intern at The Woodward Review, Mohamad hopes to learn vital Skills for future careers in writing. His hobbies are reading, writing, running, and music.

The Woodward Review is edited by graduate students at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. In addition to the names on the masthead, the Review runs because of graduate student readers, faculty advisors, and staff in the Wayne State University Library System and Dean of Students Office.