Andrew Rimby (Host/Director, he/him/his) is a queer male LGBTQ+ literary scholar who specializes in 19th-century American and British literature. He is a PhD Candidate in English and has a Grad. Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stony Brook University. He is the 2019 inaugural recipient of the Guiliano Global Fellowship, a 2019-2020 Public Humanities Fellow, and a Spring 2022 IDEA Grad Fellow. He is a board member for the Walt Whitman Initiative. He is the Associate Editor for the literary magazine, the Watchung Review. His publications include “Talking Back to Walt Whitman” in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, and “Walt Whitman and Queer Theory” in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (Gale).
Mary DiPipi (Chief Contributor, she/her/hers) is a writer from Blackwood, NJ. She is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a certification in Professional Writing . In addition to writing Mary has a background in the performing arts including 17 years of dance training, 8 years of musical theatre study, and 5 years combined teaching dance and musical theatre. DiPipi is currently working on a children’s novel and a speculative fiction novel. She resides at home with her parents and pup Houston.