Kunkel named managing editor of Prairie Schooner

Marianne Kunkel
Marianne Kunkel

The Prairie Schooner, the literary quarterly of the Department of English, has named a new managing editor, Marianne Kunkel, a third-year Ph.D. student in poetry.

Kunkel specializes in women's and gender studies at UNL and takes over the post full time after serving as the publication's interim managing editor for six months. She has a master of fine arts degree from the University of Florida.

An Alabama native, Kunkel has four years of publishing and editing experience working at the University Press of Florida, Naylor Publications and the University of Nebraska Press. Kunkel has published poems in "Columbia Poetry Review," "Hayden's Ferry Review," "Poet Lore," "Rattle" and "River Styx." Her chapbook, "The Laughing Game," is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

The editor-in-chief of Prairie Schooner is Kwame Dawes.

Founded in 1927, Prairie Schooner is a national literary quarterly published with the support of the UNL English Department. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays and reviews by beginning, mid-career and established writers. For more information, visit http://prairieschooner.unl.edu.

— Trey Moody, English