ASSISTANT EDITOR TO JOHN BRIGGS:
Genette Nowak Merin is a writer and English professor whose work has been published in the Connecticut Review and the Carrier Pigeon. After receiving a BA in English from Western Connecticut State University, Genette moved to New York City where she obtained an MFA in Fiction from The New School. Her work concentrates on the morality of fiction in conjunction with effective ways to build bridges of empathy between writer and reader. In addition to creative writing, she has written for several arts and entertainment publications including Jezebel Music, Zink Magazine, and Tribe, and has interviewed legends such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and acclaimed designer Christian Siriano. Now residing in Providence, Genette continues on her literary journey and teaches literature and composition at Three Rivers Community College and the Community College of Rhode Island.