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Editor-in-Chief

Amanda Skinner is enrolled in the Creative Writing concentration at MALS. She is interested in exploring the craft through the lens of ordinary affect, and writes stories and poems about the unravelling of the ordinary. Amanda lives in Vermont with her family and is working towards writing her thesis in the Fall-Spring.

Editorial Board

Pierce Ellinwood is a New Hampshire native who enjoys writing, music, and finding trails in the Upper Valley to hike with his dog. Upon graduating from MALS with a degree in general liberal studies, he will return to the classroom as an English and media studies teacher at The Loomis Chaffee School. His academic passions include the study of hip-hop and humanities education reform.

Eric Fantauzzi is a MALS ’22 on the Creative Writing track. He tries to use his writing as a platform to address social issues affecting our society, like racism, mental illness and anti-LGBT discrimination. MALS has given him the confidence to explore new ideas and the program has made him a better writer and a better student. When he’s not busy with classes, he enjoys cooking, meditating and taking nature walks around the Occom Pond.

Lee Mayes is a lifelong writer with more than a dozen fictions published under his pen name P.F. White. He has also served in the US Navy, taught martial arts, and worked as a bouncer for a particularly rowdy Karaoke bar. He received his B.A. in Communications and Media from the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, China in 2019, and later that year was accepted into the MALS program. Lee believes that the closest thing to real magic is the power of the written word. He has a wife named Casey, and an elderly black cat named Lilly, who both consistently disprove this very principle.

Digital Editor

Loey Crooks joined MALS in the fall of 2020 to pursue a Master’s degree in creative writing. She works as one of the student supervisors at Dartmouth’s Baker Berry Library, where she can be found wandering through the stacks, looking for inspiration for the queer YA novels she hopes to write.

Alumni Editors

Sabine Hoskinson is a writer and editor from Woodside, California. She graduated from MALS with a concentration in Creative Writing in 2020. Her work has been published in The Whitefish Review, The West Marin Review, and Bloodroot.

Maisea Bailey is a recent graduate of Dartmouth's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program where she received the 2020 Byam Shaw-Brownstone Thesis Excellence Award in Cultural Studies for her master's thesis titled The Visual Activation of the American Left's Progressive Fantasy Post 2016. Maisea's research focuses on the intersection of social movements and activist art while investigating the cultural frameworks that inform and regulate the implementation of social change. She recently moved to Seattle, WA where she is pursuing work that supports social advocacy through cultural engagement, with emphasis on closing opportunity gaps in society.

Faculty Advisor

Anna Minardi has been working at Dartmouth since 2001. A senior lecturer in the French and Italian department, she served as language course coordinator while teaching Italian at all levels. She holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine and completed her MALS degree in 2010 with a thesis in creative writing. In 2014 she was invited to join the MALS program to teach a course on methodology as it pertains to the writing process and joined the Clamantis team. In Winter 2020 she started co-teaching a course entitled “Writing Nature: Reflections from Within and Without,” which gave her an opportunity to explore with students one of her lifelong interests, the intersection of the sciences and humanities.

Associate Editors

Joseph Q. Martinelli, Ph.D. has a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and African Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, Washington DC. He is a retired Colonel, a former Green Beret and Military Attache, having served in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. Dr. Martinelli is currently an assistant editor on the Dartmouth Oral History Reader and a former editor on his university newspaper and yearbook as well as a disc jockey for his university radio station. He is a full-time graduate student in the MALS general studies program and a visiting professor of African Peacekeeping for the University of Oklahoma.

Sarah Koppelkam is an educator living and teaching in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College.

Assistant Editors

Aaron Stanley, formerly a personal injury lawyer, is a MALS student from Plano, Texas. After MALS, Aaron will pursue a Ph.D. in History of Ideas at the University of Texas at Dallas starting in the Fall of 2021.

Ali Abdolsalehi “Al Salehi” is an American of Persian descent. He is the CEO of Glancing Interactive Solutions, a biotech company. Ali earned his BA at UCLA and went on to specialize in Digital Library Technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Education. In June 2021, he will earn his Masters in Liberal Studies with a focus on Creative Writing from Dartmouth College’s Guarini School of Graduate Studies. His thesis is a manuscript of original poems in dialogue with Emily Dickinson on issues related to #Blacklivesmatter movements. He has also authored several other full-length poetry manuscripts, “The History of Light,” a prequel to “Enter Atlas,” which was a semi-finalist for the University of Wisconsin’s Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, judged by Natasha Trethewey. He plays the electric violin and enjoys making people laugh. He plans on pursuing an MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing with a focus on poetry.

Briana Williams is a first year MALS student, with a concentration in Creative Writing. She focuses her overactive imagination in the worlds she creates in her fiction. When she isn’t writing, painting is another form of art she enjoys. After graduating from the MALS program, Briana aims to get a PhD in English and work towards getting her first novel published.

Davey Ozahowski loves the rural hills of Vermont. Nature helps to shape his art and character. He's been a landscaper, conservation corps crew leader, high school teacher, ski instructor, snowmaker, an Alaskan naturalist guide, and is currently employed as a vegetable farmer. He is completing his MALS thesis in Creative Writing, focusing on a hybrid manuscript of epic poetry, fairy tale, and fantasy. He dreams of a future where he can help others connect to the land, art, and storytelling/writing.

Meghan Kelleher is a fiction writer, poet, musician, and educator. She studied English and Education at Boston College and is currently pursuing her Masters in Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. She is the lead singer and songwriter of the Boston-based indie rock band Divine Sweater. She also teaches high school English at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA.

Mo Tu is a recent graduate from Mount Holyoke College, a writing amateur and a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. She is currently focusing on the Cultural Studies track at MALS. Studying indigenous communities and cultural heritage in China are her passion.

Rayhannah Dar is a student in her second year of Dartmouth’s MALS program pursuing her Masters degree in the General Liberal Studies track. She graduated Valedictorian from UC Berkeley’s History of Art Department where she studied Comparative Ancient Art with a special focus on politics of viewing and interrogating the implications of a possible relationship between the History of Art and Anthropology. With an interest in challenging Western precedents, decolonial historical narratives and a penchant for interdisciplinarity, her work seeks to give a voice to the otherwise often voiceless and historically disenfranchised.

Contributors

Amanda Skinner is in her third year in the MALS program, in the Creative Writing track, and lives in Vermont with her family.

Aneeq Ejaz is a Fulbright scholar from Lahore, Pakistan, currently enrolled in the Cultural Studies concentration at MALS. His research deals with questions pertaining to the Muslim experience in South Asia, and focuses on forms of Islamic political mobilization and epistemic contestation on issues of faith, gender and tradition. He has previously served as a lecturer at Government College University (GCU) and contributed to publications as a writer and editor.

Davey Ozahowski loves the rural hills of Vermont. Nature helps to shape his art and character. He's been a landscaper, conservation corps crew leader, high school teacher, ski instructor, snowmaker, an Alaskan naturalist guide, and is currently employed as a vegetable farmer. He is completing his MALS thesis in Creative Writing, focusing on a hybrid manuscript of epic poetry, fairy tale, and fantasy. He dreams of a future where he can help others connect to the land, art, and storytelling/writing.

Eric Fantauzzi is a MALS ’22 on the Creative Writing track. He tries to use his writing as a platform to address social issues affecting our society, like racism, mental illness and anti-LGBT discrimination. MALS has given him the confidence to explore new ideas and the program has made him a better writer and a better student. He is currently doing his Independent Study in which he is using his poems to explore issues related to indigenous cultures and the Black struggle throughout the world. When he’s not busy with classes, he enjoys cooking, meditating and taking nature walks around the Occom Pond.

Erin Bennett is a writer and illustrator currently living in Taftsville, Vermont. Her work, both written and visual, can be found in journals such as Horse Egg Literary, Fairy Piece Mag, and High Shelf Press, among others. She works as Administrative Assistant to the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.

Timothy Poisson Tim Fish is the pen name of MALS creative writing student Timothy Poisson, an employee of the College who writes and draws comic books on the side. Tim’s short stories have been published by Marvel, Vertigo, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, and more. He co-created the original graphic novel Liebestrasse for Comixology Originals, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book and the Tripwire Award for Best Original Graphic Novel. timfishworks.com

Henry Gould is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) department, and his graduate work focuses on Ethics and Legal Philosophy.

Pierce Ellinwood is a New Hampshire native who enjoys writing, music, and finding trails in the Upper Valley to hike with his dog. Upon graduating from MALS with a degree in general liberal studies, he will return to the classroom as an English and media studies teacher at The Loomis Chaffee School. His academic passions include the study of hip-hop and humanities education reform.

Stacey M. Bridges is the assistant coach for Dartmouth Women’s Rugby and a student in the MALS Program, with a concentration in Cultural Studies at Dartmouth College. Bridges’ coursework and interests center around gender theory, political philosophy and ethics.

Cover Design

Tim Fish designed the cover for the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Clamantis. Tim Fish is the pen name of MALS creative writing student Timothy Poisson, an employee of the College who writes and draws comic books on the side. Tim’s short stories have been published by Marvel, Vertigo, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, and more. He co-created the original graphic novel Liebestrasse for Comixology Originals, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book and the Tripwire Award for Best Original Graphic Novel. timfishworks.com