Harpur Palate is managed by graduate students in Binghamton University’s Department of English. Meet our current staff:

Sarah Sassone

Sarah Sassone is a fiction writer, instructor, Ph.D. candidate, & New-Yorker-Bostonian. In 2015, she received her M.F.A. from Emerson College in Boston. Her favorite writers include Aimee Bender, Jane Austen, Stephen King, & David Ebershoff, but she will happily read anything weird or poetic or ruthless. In addition to reading & writing, Sarah loves animals, hockey, hip hop, & tea. You can follow her on Twitter, @sarahsassone.

Fiction Co-Editor
Nicholas Kanaar

Nicholas Kanaar is a Ph.D. student at Binghamton University studying Creative Writing. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas, and his M.A. in English Literature from Grand Valley State University. His work has appeared in The 3288 Review. Currently, he resides in upstate New York with his wife, Rita, and one-year-old son, Walter. You can find him on Twitter @nickanaar.

Poetry Co-Editor
Cole Depuy

Winner of the Negative Capability Press Spring 2020 Poetry Contest, Cole Depuy is a Ph.D. student at SUNY Binghamton & recipient of the Provost’s Doctoral Summer Fellowship. His poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in The Penn Review, Ilanot Review, The Maynard, The Paterson Literary Review, & elsewhere.



Fiction Co-Editor
Jamey McDermott

Jamey McDermott is a fiction writer & Ph.D. student at Binghamton University. He grew up in the metro Atlanta area & received his M.F.A. from Georgia State University. He has omnivorous tastes, but he especially likes stories that are off-kilter—the kind of fiction that makes the world seem like a different place after reading it. Above all, he wants stories he hasn’t read before. In his spare time, he loves low-budget horror movies & comic books. He misses having the time & space to play drums.

Poetry Co-Editor
Macaulay Glynn

Macaulay Glynn is pursuing a Ph.D. in English Rhetoric & Creative Writing at Binghamton University, where she is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Marion Clayton Link Endowment. She is a former director of The Binghamton Poetry Project, a community workshop program through the Binghamton Center for Writers.

Creative Nonfiction
Amy Parker

Amy Parker is a Ph.D. candidate in Binghamton University’s English and Creative Writing program. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in DIAGRAM, Pithead Chapel, Hobart, Entropy, Witch Craft Magazine, Oregon East, Burrow Press Review, and elsewhere. Originally from the Tampa Bay Area, she loves a good storm.