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

Co-Editors in Chief:

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.


Hannah Carr-Murphy is a poet and musician from Black Hawk County, Iowa. Her poetry has appeared in journals Common Ground Review, Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, and Adanna as well as anthologies Exs (Final Thursday), Double Kiss (Mammoth Books), and Spectral Lines (Alternating Currents). Previously, Hannah worked as Production Coordinator for North American Review at University of Northern Iowa and as Layout/Design Editor for An Focal at University of Limerick, Ireland. See some of her work at hannahcarrmurphy.com.

Genre Editors:

Cole Depuy

Cole Depuy is the winner of an Academy of American Poets University Prize (Binghamton University) & the Negative Capability Press Spring 2020 Poetry Contest. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Pinch, I-70 Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Summerset Review, Solstice & elsewhere. He’s Poetry Co-Editor for Harpur Palate & Binghamton Poetry Project Co-Director. You can find him at coledepuy.com.

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.

Rachel Stempel

Rachel Stempel is a queer Ukrainian-Jewish poet. She received her MFA in poetry from Adelphi University and is currently a PhD student in English at Binghamton. She is the author of the chapbooks Interiors (Foundlings Press) and BEFORE THE DESIRE TO EAT (Finishing Line Press), and her work has recently appeared in Penn Review, Jet Fuel Review, and Gulf Stream Magazine. She is represented by Danielle Burby at Mad Woman Literary. racheljstempel.com

Samia Ahmed

Samia is originally from Bhopal, India but now lives in New York where she is enrolled in the PhD creative writing program at Binghamton University. Her work can be found in The Kenyon Review, Coffin Bell Journal, deLuge Literary and Arts Journal, Bluestem Magazine and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Old Dominion University. She believes in breaking stereotypes and continues to practice it while petting pretty black cats and sipping chai.


Creative Nonfiction:
Suzanne Richardson

Suzanne Richardson earned her M.F.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the University of New Mexico. She currently lives in Binghamton, New York where she’s a Ph.D. student in creative writing at SUNY Binghamton. She is working on a memoir, Throw it Up and a full poetry collection, The Want Monster. She is the writer of Three Things @nocontactmag and more about Suzanne and her writing can be found here: suzannerichardsonwrites.tumblr.com

Alycia Calvert

Alycia Calvert is an emerging writer and photographer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Las Vegas Writes Anthology, Hecate Magazine, The Boulder City Review and Double Downs with Nevada Humanities Blog. She’s just finished an MFA at UNLV, a summer Residency in France, and is beginning her Ph.D. at Binghamton University. She is addicted to four things; house plants, each of which have a name and backstory; beignets made by her daughter who will one day own a chain of stores called Taffy’s Banging Beignet’s; traveling through remote wildernesses; and weird and compelling little stories, some of which she’s written herself.