In addition to serving as editor of the Gettysburg Review since its founding in 1988, Peter Stitt is a full professor in the Department of English at Gettysburg College. He earned a PhD at the University of North Carolina in 1970 and subsequently taught at Middlebury College and the University of Houston before coming to Gettysburg. He is a critic of contemporary literature and was for eleven years the regular poetry reviewer for the Georgia Review. As editor of The Gettysburg Review, he was the first recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Excellence in Editing. His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the Kenyon Review, the Ohio Review, the Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, the Southern Review, and other journals. His latest book is Uncertainty and Plenitude: Five Contemporary Poets (University of Iowa Press, 1997). He is also the author of The World’s Hieroglyphic Beauty: Five American Poets (University of Georgia Press, 1986).
Mark Drew has been the assistant editor of the Gettysburg Review since 1998. He earned his AA at Elgin Community College, BA at Knox College, and MFA in creative writing at the University of Alabama. While in Tuscaloosa, he received an Academy of American Poets Prize, served as managing editor and editor of the Black Warrior Review (1993–95), taught American literature and creative writing as an adjunct instructor, and developed an abiding affection for Crimson Tide baseball and Southern BBQ. A native of Illinois and a now relatively happy fan of the White Sox, he has had poems appear in The Gettysburg Review, Lament, the Mankato Poetry Review, and elsewhere, and has published a limited-edition, letterpress chapbook titled Uncertainties.
Ellen Hathaway joined the Gettysburg Review as managing editor in 2011. While living in New York, she served as arts editor for Country Magazine and was a feature writer for Dan’s Papers, the New York Post, the Southampton Press and several other print publications. Because her mother taught her to always ask questions, much of her career as a journalist involved asking famous people probing questions about their personal lives. Her interview subjects included Larry Rivers, E. L. Doctorow, Peter Mayle, Jeff Daniels, and a host of lesser comets. Her writing earned several awards—from the New York Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists—which are now in boxes in her garage. She holds a BA from Hunter College and an MA from SUNY Stony Brook in liberal studies. She is happy to be back in Pennsylvania, where she grew up before she got big.
Kristin Koontz, our marketing and circulation manager, earned a BA from Gettysburg College with a dual degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She came to work at Gettysburg College in 1988 and joined the Gettysburg Review in 1997, where she can generally be found in her little office on the second floor of the Smoke House. She finds time to garden, volunteer, and hike, but is quite content watching CSI with a pack of Oreos in her lap.