Arch #7 - WINTER 2017 / SPRING 2018


A Moment in the Life of Quentin - Ryan Buchholz

A Mother's Heartache - Mariah Kelly

An Angle of Inclination - Andrew Aung

Black - Victoria Ferraro

Book of Matches - Josh Smyth

Candy House - Katie Gibson

Change - Devin Ramcharitar

Control - Hannah Taranto

Crossing the Field - Jacob Beilinson

Deep - Tracee Herbert

Destiny - Tracee Herbert

Everything Falls Apart - Kassandra Milligan

Identity - Kassandra Milligan

It's never about the toothpaste. - Noelia Espinal

My Hair - Tiffany Linton

Periodic - Luciano Ferrara

Poems - Jacob Beilinson

Overreaction Reactor - Luciano Ferrara

Reigniting the Flame - Tracee Herbert

Sitting by the River - Jacob Beilinson

Solace - Elizabeth Powe

Storm Wars - Elizabeth Powe

The Gift of Nature - Aamer Khan

The Leaf That Fell From The Tree - Aamer Khan

Tired Language - Mariah Kelly

Treat - Tracee Herbert

Untitled - Mariah Kelly

Version Intro - Jacob Beilinson

When I Bring Clouds Over the Earth - Josh Smyth

You, Me & The Sea - Sarah Tavernese



A Joke - Malcolm Flanigan

A Story from the Sky - Kendall Aufmuth

Blurred Days - Kendall Aufmuth

Everything I Never Was - Kendall Aufmuth

Faire - Kayleigh Shultis

False Memory - Malcolm Flanigan

I Was Reincarnated by Death - Kendall Aufmuth

If i wrote a poem everyday - Savannah Lanz

Leaves - Seemanta Ghosh




EDITOR IN CHIEF- BRENNA CROKER has a been working on Arch since Fall 2014. Now a graduating senior, she will be staying in Albany to pursue her Master's. Her focus is on creative writing, particularly memoir and fiction. When not writing, she can usually be found knitting or crocheting. 

ASSISTANT EDITOR - SAVANNAH LANZ  is a sophomore from Verona, NY. She majors in English and Theatre with a minor in Communications. Her poetry was featured in New York’s Best Emerging Poets and a staged reading of her one-act play, Push Me, was put on through UAlbany’s FRESH ACTS Festival of New Plays.

EDITOR FOR ART - ALEXANDRA STEIG is a senior at SUNY Albany from Long Island. She majors in English and minors in Sociology and Education. She enjoys 19th century poetry and photography but Shakespeare is her absolute favorite.

EDITOR FOR ART - ANDREA GUERRERO is a senior with an English major and is currently in the English BA/MA program. She also has an East Asian Studies major and a Korean minor. Her current focus is on African American literature and film.

EDITOR FOR POETRY - KAYLEIGH SHULTIS is a junior at SUNY Albany majoring in English. She enjoys writing poetry, and opened for Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess in the fall of 2017. When not writing, Kayleigh can be found teaching yoga at the University gym, or tutoring writing and reading to students in the capital region through Varsity Tutors.

EDITOR FOR MUSIC  - MALCOLM FLANIGAN is a junior at SUNY Albany. They major in English and minor in Creative Writing. Malcolm's work has been published in the SUNY-wide lit-mag, Gandy Dancer, and MVCC's student-run lit-mag, Argus, for which they were also the editor-in-chief.

ARCHIVAL ASSISTANT - JEFFREY ERNEST DOHERTY is a first year student and member of the World of Writing LLC. Even though he is more of a film and video game lover, writing has always been his strong suit and a fun pastime, ever since he was in fifth grade. He wants to publish a full-length novel, but poems are a good place to start.


INBOX MANAGER - STEPHY ZHAO is a senior at the University at Albany majoring in English and East Asian Studies and minoring in Korean and Education. She writes mainly short stories of Asian women that are based on real life events.

OUTREACH - SEEMANTA GHOSH is a sophomore at SUNY Albany who has majors in Human Development and Psychology along with a minor in English. Her passions include writing poetry, devouring chocolate chip cookies, and casually dancing around campus.

SENIOR READER - KENDALL AUFMUTH is a senior at SUNY Albany, graduating with a degree in English and Political Science. She has a particular interest in the psychotherapeutic/anylitic field of literature, using it the premise of her honors thesis. Upon graduation, she will be pursuing further education to go into private consulting work.

JUNIOR READER - ELENA LIPSIEA is a junior at the University at Albany. She is a double major in English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She identifies as a woman, vegan, feminist, activist, and writer.

SOPHOMORE READER - JESSE SEIDEL is a sophomore studying English and Creative Writing. He is currently interning under Dr. Hanifan for the New York State Writer's Com.pen.dium which is a compendium of literary hubs all throughout Albany for writers. His favorite author is Terry Pratchett. 

FRESHMAN READER - RYAN SZPICEK is a freshman at SUNY Albany who is currently pursuing a minor in English, and is unsure of a major. Though, reading and writing continues to be a passion that constantly expands his world. I'm excited to see where I'll find myself!


Additional thanks:

Thank you to Dr. Jil Hanifan for your unending support and for allowing us to use the Writing Center for our home base.

Many, many thanks to the University at Albany's English Department and to all the professors who have allowed us into their classrooms.