Harpur Palate is managed and produced by graduate and undergraduate volunteers in the Creative Writing Department at Binghamton University. 

Our journal publishes two issues of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction each academic year.

We are pleased to introduce our current staff. 

Heather Humphrey
Editor-in-Chief

Heather Humphrey is currently working on a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She is the director of the Binghamton Poetry Project, fiction editor at Ragazine, and Editor-at-Large for Street Light Press. When Heather isn't working, you can find her crafting or riding her motorcycle on country roads. Please follow her on Twitter and Instagram @bigred9094.

Bernadette Roe
CNF Editor

Bernadette Roe is a creative nonfiction writer and poet from Canada. She worked at the literary journal Sightlines prior to working at Harpur Palate and is in her 4th year of a PhD in English and Creative Writing at BU. Her favorites are Marilynne Robinson, Annie Dillard and Anne Lamott, though she loves any and all writing that is truthful, raw and shameless.

Amanda Biltucci
Lead Poetry Editor

Amanda Biltucci is originally from a tiny rural town in the Mohawk Valley of central New York State and spent many childhood summers in the Adirondack Mountains, so nature inspires much of her poetry and her painting. Some of her favorite poets are Jane Kenyon, Chase Twichell, Robert Hass, Joy Harjo, and Pattiann Rogers. She is completing her PhD in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University with her mischievous Chihuahua named Sophie by her side.

Kelly Neal
Fiction Editor

Kelly Neal is currently a PhD student at Binghamton University. She has previously edited for New South and Five Points, and holds an MFA in Fiction from Georgia State University in Atlanta. In addition to reading and writing, Kelly loves making music, dancing, and traveling. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kellycneal.

Adam Gellings
Poetry Editor

Adam J. Gellings is a poet and instructor from Columbus, Ohio. A 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Marion Clayton Link Endowment at the State University of New York at Binghamton. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Atlanta Review, Prelude and Salamander, and in the anthologies Best New Poets 2017, A Rustling and Waking Within: Poems Inspired By The Arts in Ohio (OPA Press) and The Columbus Anthology (Belt Publishing). He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University.

Emily Kaufman
Fall 2018 Intern

Emily Kaufman is a senior at Binghamton University who is completing a major in English with a concentration in creative writing, as well as a minor in education. She is the editor-in-chief of Pipe Dream, BU’s student-run newspaper, and she also loves reading and writing poetry. Emily hopes to pursue a career in publishing and to adopt a cat in the near future.

Kevin Topolovec
Fall 2018 Intern

Kevin Topolovec is a junior studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. In addition to working with Harpur Palate, he is the treasurer of Ellipsis Literary Magazine. He is looking toward pursuing a Master's degree in Creative Writing at Binghamton and a future career in the publishing industry.

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