Meet The Editors

Managing Editor: Dylan Lopez

Dylan Lopez is a junior at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi pursuing a degree in English, with a minor in Creative Writing. Their work has been featured in Trinity University’s High Noon, Island Waves, Corpus Christi Writers Anthology, and Open All Night. They are a recipient of the Robb Jackson Poetry Award, in honor of TAMUCC’s Robb and Vanessa Jackson. A quiet, laid-back writer, they frequent open mics around the Coastal Bend, sharing their work with a vibrant community of local poets. Their writing explores the themes of love, depression, and internal struggles in fantastic, mythical, and sometimes drearily realistic settings.

Senior Editor: Zoe Ramos

Zoe Ramos is an English MA student that has edited for Windward Review for three years. They are born-and-raised residents of CC and have a passion for helping the South Texas area creatively flourish in the little ways they can. They especially support efforts to inspire and sustain creative involvement through social connections. They can often be seen at open mics, at reading events, at research series', and roaming the TAMU-CC library. Although their creative specialty is poetry, they value the fluidity of genre and innovation regarding the surmised function of language and art. They fancy themself a rogue scientist-philosopher (sans formal training) and happen to think that literally everything can be art. And the perplexing beauty of understanding everything as art is a clue to what the universe is truly made of. Their favorite writing shatters dichotomy and makes the mundane, grotesque, or challenging,... special, beautiful, or mollifying. Their greatest strength as an editor is their ability to appreciate work by first appreciating the humanity of the artist. Their greatest flaw as an editor is loving everything they read, which makes it very hard to pick and choose.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Carstensen

Robin Carstensen's poetry can be found in BorderSenses, Atlanta Review, Southern Humanities Review, and many others. They are the recipient of annual poetry awards from Many Mountains Moving and So to Speak: a Feminist Journal of Language and Art. Their work has received finalist recognition from and Baltimore Review. Their poems are included in the Fall 2016 anthology from Demeter Press: Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland. Their award-winning chapbook, In the Temple of Shining Mercy, is forthcoming in Fall 2016 from Iron Horse Review Press. They are inspired by students who write a book of sonnets in one semester, by their colleagues, students, friends and all artists doing their good work, the nobleness of cats, and Jeanette Winterson's brilliance.