Poetry Students

Taylor Bratches


Taylor Bratches has been writing poetry for the majority of her life. In 2015 she was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She writes nonfiction as well, in addition to pursuing her hobbies of DJing and dancing.

Hannah Dow


Hannah Dow is from New Hampshire. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. She liked unicorns before Target realized they were cool.

Michael Gould


Michael Gould is a second-year poet at UCI. He earned a BA from the University of Minnesota and serves as an associate editor for Poetry City, USA, an annual journal of poetry and prose on poetry.

Megan Grant


Megan Grant grew up in Reedley, California. She went on to get her BA in Literature and Creative Writing and a minor in Jewish Studies at Cal State Long Beach.  She enjoys writing, sarcasm, pineapple, and occasionally, drawing ninja turtles on the sidewalk.

Daniel Levin


Daniel Levin grew up in New Jersey above a basement carpeted in leopard print. Before Irvine, he was responsible for Robert Frost’s house in New Hampshire and nearly burned it down on a regular basis. Before that, he was winning low-stakes baking contests against public school teachers in Brooklyn. He feels least unhinged when he writes poems or bakes pie.

Nick Maurer


Nick Maurer grew up in the small town of Yucaipa, CA., which boasts global renown for its egg ranching, soda shops and Stater Brothers heritage. As a child, one of his now best friends admired his keen ability to bridge the gender gap at an early age. His number one strength is the calf muscle of his right leg, which still proves to be a pillar of stability as he pursues excellence in painting, disc-jockeying, and poetry. 

Sarah Peace


Sarah Peace is from Geneseo, New York. She received her B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia, where she also studied writing and dance. 

Corinna Rosendahl


Corinna Rosendahl is most recently from Seattle and Portland and Corvallis.

Inez Tan


Inez Tan grew up in Singapore and the US. She holds a B.A. in English from Williams College and an M.F.A in Fiction from the University of Michigan. She is pretty good at fitting things into suitcases and refrigerators.

Justine Yan


Justine is from Fremont, CA, studied architecture at Yale, and has spent much of the past three years traveling within China.