Staff Information

The Bellingham Review Office

Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225

Editorial Advisory Board

Rita Dove, Tess Gallagher, Simon Ortiz, Alan Shapiro, Henry Taylor, and Tobias Wolff

Brenda Miller – Editor-in-Chief

Brenda Miller is the author of Listening Against the Stone (Skinner House Books, 2011), Blessing of the Animals (EWU Press, 2009), Season of the Body (Sarabande Books, 2002), and co-author of Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (McGraw-Hill, 2003). Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes and has been published in numerous journals. She is a Professor of English at Western Washington University and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review. Her book The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World, co-authored with Holly Hughes, is forthcoming in 2012 from Skinner House Books.

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Lee Olsen – Managing Editor (

Anna Lenau – Assistant Managing Editor

Jessica Crockett – Poetry Editor

Katie Kenney – Poetry Editor

Jessica Lohafer – Poetry Editor

Zoe Cohen – Fiction Editor

Diane Henderson – Fiction Editor

Caitlin Morris – Fiction Editor

Chanel Brown – Nonfiction Editor

Michelle McMullin – Nonfiction Editor

Tyler Koshakow – Web Editor



Abbe Miller – Mascot


Abbe Miller divides her time between the bed, the couch, and Brenda Miller’s office, where she serves as co-director of the MA in English program at Western Washington University. Her literary tastes range from epic adventure to domestic comedy, and she welcomes the arrival of any kind of meat-flavored product in the vicinity.