Just days past the summer solstice, we have major changes to report! First, after thirteen years of direct editorial involvement—from the time she was a sophomore at Wellesley and a summer intern here—our poetry editor Sumita Chakraborty is stepping down as she becomes Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Poetry at University of Michigan. We’re pleased she’s staying with us as a contributing editor.
David Ebenbach, who single-handedly founded the AGNI blog in 2015, is handing off his creation after four years of building it into a central part of our web presence. We are more than grateful for his energy and discernment. The hand-off goes to two AGNI contributors, Courtney Sender and Grace Singh Smith, who will pick up where David left off—they take over as joint blog editors starting August 1st.
Finally, we’re delighted that Rachel Mennies, a longtime member of our team, will re-assume the position of reviews editor and begin to revive AGNI’s earlier commitment to powerfully engaged, long-form reviewing.
With all of this transition, and with the goal of adding new sensibilities and layers of diversity to the AGNI staff, we will soon be looking for additional fiction, nonfiction, and poetry editors to add to our widening circle. Please keep on the lookout for those announcements.