Andrew Salsbury is the Editor-in-Chief on Pwa-tem. He received his Associate’s Degree from Tidewater Community College in 2016 and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Creative writing in 2018. Outside of class, Andrew is working on his poetry and taking trips with friends.

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Megan Goldfarb is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Pwa-tem for 2018, after serving as artistic director for two years. She is (finally) graduating in May with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a minor in English. She has been with Pwa-tem for five years, and wishes the very best to the future of the journal and the lovely staff.

Art Director

Ava Blakeslee-Carter is the Artistic Director for Pwa-tem. She is double majoring in Kinetic Imaging and Art Education. This is her second year on staff. And when she isn’t working on Pwa-tem, doing school work, or creating her own art, she enjoys hanging with friends and playing D&D.


Wyatt Booth joined Poictesme in Spring 2017. He will graduate in 2019 with a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing. Prior to his involvement with Poictesme, he worked with INK magazine on their Spring 2016 issue. Wyatt writes screenplays based in realistic fiction in his free time.


Madeline De Michele is Co-Webmaster and an illustrator for Poictesme. She is an Art Foundation and Psychology double major. Madeline enjoys bookbinding, analyzing literature, and watching The X-Files.

Caroline Meyers  is one half of Pwatem Web. She will graduate in fall 2020 with majors in Sculpture and Art History. This is her second year on staff. In her free time, she enjoys daydreaming and making lists.

Editorial Staff

Luke Campbell is an English Major and Creative Writing minor graduating in 2020.

Noel Elias is a sophomore aiming to graduate with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging and a minor in English. This is her first year on Poictesme as an editor and illustrator.   

Ellie Erhart has been an illustrator for Poictesme since fall 2016. She will graduate with a BFA in Communication Arts and a minor in English in the Spring of 2020. Ellie’s aspirations include pursuing a career in children’s illustration as well as literally pursuing any dog she sees. You can see more of her work at ellieerhart.com.

Emily Furlich is an English major and she will graduate in 2019.

Kate Kharko is an editor at Poictesme. She is planning on graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2020, and is supposed to choose a major any day now. Her hobbies include trying to pet every dog on campus, especially the very fluffy ones.

Mary MacLeod is in her second semester as a staff member of Poictesme. She will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and double minor in creative writing and political science in the fall of 2018. Outside of class Mary enjoys reading, writing, and watching a ridiculous amount of movies.  

Marlon McKay is a current freshman in Mass Communications, hoping to graduate in 2021. He is from Norfolk, Virginia. When not writing, Marlon usually finds himself reading or watching random YouTube videos.

Bobby Miller is a sophomore in Communication Arts, hoping to do editorial illustration and/or concept design after graduation. This is his first year as a staff member and illustrator for Poictesme. He enjoys collecting CDs and discovering obscure 90s music.

Anya Sczerzenie is a freshman Mass Communications student at VCU. She is an aspiring journalist who writes creatively in her free time. She likes reading, hiking, podcasts, and Netflix.