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Program Directors

 

CALIFORNIA, USA

Sarah Feng | Founder & Program Director

Sarah is an award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, and editor from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a 2018 Foyle Commended Young Poet of the Year and the runner-up for the Adroit Prize for Prose. Her design, editorial, and creative writing work have also been recognized by Teen Vogue, the New York Times, the Academy of American Poets, the Critical Pass Junior Poet Prize, the Live Poets Society of New Jersey, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Leyla Beban Young Author’s Foundation, the California Coastal Commission, Write the World, the American Scholastic Press Association, and more. Her work is in the Adroit Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, National Poetry Quarterly, Gigantic Sequins, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. She was Kenyon Young Writer's Workshop '18 and the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship '17. At the Kenyon workshop, she participated in an activity where writers wrote non-stop while listening silently to a series of songs, auditory signals, and choral polyphonies played in a single, flowing sequence. She remembered magic happening in that moment, the tremor of gravity buzzing up the base of the skull, the entrance and re-entrance into the mind, the voltage shimmering between music and words. Sarah also instructs charcoals and pastels at a summer art camp and illustrates moodboards for her own short stories. She has faith in the power of the interdisciplinary arts and their persistence in our memories and minds. You can find her here.

ILLINOIS, USA

Patrick Tong | Outreach Director

Patrick is a high school junior from the northern suburbs of Chicago. His work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Poetry Society of the UK, and appears in Eunoia Review and Rising Phoenix Review. Besides reading for COUNTERCLOCK, he currently serves as an Executive Editor for Polyphony H.S. and a copy editor for its affiliated blog, Voices.

NEW YORK, USA

Rachel Lu | Operations Director

Rachel Lu is a Chinese-American writer and undergraduate at Hamilton College. She is the co-editor-in-chief Hamilton’s literary magazine, Red Weather, and is the managing editor for COUNTERCLOCK. She has been recognized for her work by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and has received the George A. Watrous Literary Prize for Poetry and for most promising as well as the Kellogg Essay Prize. Rachel misses the sun at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CALIFORNIA, USA

Katherine Han | Media Director

Katherine Han is a publicist and media strategist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She watches the show “Jane the Virgin” obsessively, and loves her pet bunny Skip. Katherine is very excited to help manage the social media aspect of the Arts Collective.

LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS

Woody Woodger | Media & Outreach Liaison

Woody Woodger lives in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, from DIAGRAM, Drunk Monkeys, RFD, Exposition Review, peculiar, Prairie Margins, Rock and Sling, and Mass Poetry Festival, among others, and her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net. Her first chapbook, “postcards from glasshouse drive” (Finishing Line Press) has been nominated for the 2018 Massachusetts Book Awards. In addition, Woodger served as Poet in Residence with the Here and Now in Pittsfield, MA. You can find her essays on Medium.com @rosebedwetters.