Mark Drew has been with the Gettysburg Review since 1998, serving first as assistant editor and currently as editor. 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. 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.
Jess L. Bryant joined the Gettysburg Review as managing editor in 2016. She received her BA from Otterbein University and holds an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University. While in Spokane, she served as the managing editor of Willow Springs Books (2014–16), taught literature, and became an avid outdoor enthusiast. Her poetry has appeared in Hobart, Gravel, and Meat for Tea, among others.
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.