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The Breakwater coordinator from UMass Boston, Natty Forsythe is an audacious step into the unknown, but remains eminently practical. Constructed out of materials that could not have been imagined only thirty years ago, he is capable of reaching very high speeds in a relatively short time, and represents only known technology that can carry out practical interstellar flight. For brief periods he will be visible as a specular reflection moving across the surface of the Earth.
Nathaniel Hunt lives in Dorchester, where he is trying to avoid being the advance guard of a creeping gentrification. In this regard, his main saving grace is his poverty. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he moved to Boston to attend the MFA program in Poetry at UMass Boston. His favorite places in Boston include the Harborwalk, Truong Thinh Supermarket, the Public Gardens, and Cambridge.
Breakwater co-coordinator Laura Marris is an MFA candidate and Teaching Fellow at Boston University. Her poems have appeared in Miriam's Well and Freq.uenci.es. A poet and lyricist, her work has been read and performed at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT, the Museo del Barrio in New York City, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Music New Haven, and on NPR as a winner of the Hillstead Museum's Connecticut Fresh Voices Contest.
Amber McBride is a third-year MFA candidate in poetry at Emerson College. She is currently interning at the Furious Flower Poetry Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is also the poetry editor of WordsApart. In her spare time she enjoys decorating for Christmas in October (Nightmare Before Christmas style), drinking champagne, and laughing entirely too loud. Her favorite film is The Last Unicorn.
(Reading for real this time!) Laura Tetreault is a third-year MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at Emerson College. She also teaches in Emerson's First-Year Writing Program, tutors, and works as an editorial assistant and research assistant. She is the recipient of an Emerson College Graduate Writing Award in poetry, and her work recently appeared in Interrobang Magazine. This year she will be working on her thesis, a nonfiction book that explores themes of belief and doubt in relation to contemporary secular culture and technological advances. She can usually be found researching fringe supernatural beliefs, neuroscience, philosophy, and sci-fi predictions that have become reality. Or she just chases whatever else happens to interest her at the moment and tries to figure out a way to wrangle it into her beast of a project.
Thomas Wisniewski, originally from Ann Arbor, lives in Cambridge and studies fiction at Boston University. Recent translations, essays, and reviews of his have appeared in World Literature Today, Gradiva, and Biography. He holds degrees in English, Italian, and Saxophone Performance from the University of Michigan, where he won the Avery Hopwood Award.