About

Harpur Palate is managed by graduate students at Binghamton University. Our current staff: 

Kelly Neal
Editor-in-Chief

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. An Ohio native, Kelly holds a dual BA in Music and English from the Ohio State University. In addition to reading and writing, Kelly loves making music, dancing, and traveling. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kellycneal.

Jamey McDermott
Fiction Co-Editor

Jamey McDermott is a fiction writer and PhD student at Binghamton University. He grew up in the metro Atlanta area, and received his MFA from Georgia State University in 2017. He has pretty omnivorous tastes, but he especially likes stories that are strange and off-kilter--the kind of fiction that makes the world seem like a different place after reading it. Above all, he wants to read stories he hasn't read before. In his spare time, he loves low-budget horror movies and comic books. He misses having the time and space to play drums.

Jen DeGregorio
Poetry Co-Editor

Jen DeGregorio's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Apogee, The Baltimore Review, The Collagist, PANK, Paterson Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English at Binghamton University, where she teaches creative writing and serves as assistant director of the Binghamton Poetry Project.

Amy Parker
CNF Editor

Amy Parker is a PhD student in creative writing at Binghamton University. She holds an MFA from Eastern Oregon University, and a BA in History from Florida State University. She specializes in creative nonfiction, and her work has appeared in Entropy, Punchnel's, Witch Craft Magazine, Oregon East, Burrow Press's "Fantastic Floridas," and elsewhere. Her favorite writers include Lidia Yuknavitch, Maggie Nelson, and Roxane Gay. Originally from the Tampa Bay area, she loves a good storm.

Sarah Sassone
Fiction Co-Editor

Sarah Sassone is a fiction writer, instructor, Ph.D. student, and New-Yorker-Bostonian. In 2015, she received her M.F.A. from Emerson College in Boston. Her favorite writers include Aimee Bender, Jane Austen, Junot Diaz, and David Ebershoff, but she will happily read anything weird or poetic or ruthless. In addition to reading and writing, Sarah loves animals, hockey, hip hop, and tea. You can follow her on Twitter, @sarahsassone, or on Instagram, @sarahsassy822.

Macaulay Glynn
Poetry Co-Editor

Macaulay Glynn is pursuing a Ph.D. in English Rhetoric and Creative Writing at Binghamton University, where she is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Marion Clayton Link Endowment. She currently serves as director of the Binghamton Poetry Project, an ongoing community-based workshop program through the Binghamton Center for Writers.

Heather Humphrey
Managing Editor

Heather Humphrey is currently working on a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She is the former director of the Binghamton Poetry Project, current 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.

Micheal Rodriguez
Fall 2019 Intern

I am a Senior in my final semester! I am majoring in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. My hobbies include writing (obviously) and reading (Gee I'm really breaking the mold here), but I also enjoy video gaming! I hope to some day write a horror short story collection!

Kali Lennon
Fall 2019 Intern

Kali Lennon is a senior currently in her first semester of her final year at Binghamton University. She is majoring in English and figuring out the rest somewhere inside of overpriced coffee shops and dreaming about publishing a book noticed by anyone outside of Binghamton, NY. She enjoys binge-watching drama shows and reading sappy or suspenseful novels outside of writing and academics.