Raised in Lubbock, Texas, Cody is a current graduate student at ENMU and is about to finish his first year in the program. He has previously been published in several issues of El Portal and has been featured as monthly web feature on the El Portal website. After he graduates, he wants to move back to Lubbock with his soon-to-be wife and potentially work in editing/publishing or as an instructor of English.
Assistant Editor/Web Designer
From Trinidad Colorado, Tenika Heidelberg is a MA English student at ENMU. Apart from classes, Tenika can be found working at the writing center, listening to music or playing with her two cats, Telemachus and Calypso. Though Tenika enjoys all forms of literature, poetry is her favorite. Tenika plans to continue growing as an educator whilst she pursues a Ph.d in rhetoric and composition.
Megan Arlett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English
Megan J. Arlett has an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University where she was the creative nonfiction editor at Gulf Stream Literary Magazine and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. The recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2019, Best New British and Irish Poets, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Third Coast, and The Sun, among others. Her first book of poetry, The Garden Party, has been named a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize, and a semifinalist for the Philip Levine Prize, the Brittingham & Pollack Prizes, and the Pamet River Prize. She is at work on a second poetry manuscript titled Louisiana Saturday Nights and a collection of essays called Preliminary Theories.