Harpur Palate is made possible by the uncompensated labor of graduate students in Binghamton University’s Department of English. Meet our current staff:

Hannah Carr-Murphy
Editor in Chief

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. She has been working at Harpur Palate since she came on as managing editor in fall 2021. Hannah is the leader of the Harpur Palate Archiving Project, along with Caitlin Holton, Digital Initiatives Assistant at Binghamton University’s Libraries.

Suzanne Richardson
Creative Nonfiction Editor

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
Fiction Editor

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.  

Samia Ahmed
Fiction Editor

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.

Jordan Franklin
Poetry Editor

Jordan E. Franklin is a poet, Clark fellow, and second-year doctoral student from Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Stony Brook University where she served as a Turner fellow. Her work has appeared in Breadcrumbs, Frontier, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, the Southampton Review and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize, the 2020 Gatewood Prize, and a finalist of the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize.

Ella Flores
Poetry Editor

Ella Flores received an MFA from Northern Michigan University and has had poems appear in Nimrod, South Carolina Review, Summerset Review, and others.