HEArt Editorial Team

Photo of Casey Rocheteau by Ian Brown, 2015

Photo of Casey Rocheteau by Ian Brown, 2015

MANAGING EDITOR, general poetry & fiction editor

Casey Rocheteau was the recipient of the inaugural Write A House permanent residency in Detroit in September, 2014. They have attended Callaloo Writer’s Workshop, Cave Canem, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily. Their first collection of poetry, Knocked Up On Yes, was released on Sargent Press in 2012. Their second collection of poetry, The Dozen, was published on Sibling Rivalry Press in 2016.

Contact Casey at Casey Rocheteau

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Photo of Cameron Awkward-Rich

Cameron Awkward-Rich,

Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and the chapbook Transit (Button Poetry, 2015). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, Cam is currently a doctoral candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. Find him here.

Contact Cameron at Cameron Awkward-Rich

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Photo of Fatimah Asghar by Jason Riker


Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, performer, educator, and writer. Her work has appeared in POETRY Magazine, Gulf Coast, BuzzFeed Reader, The Margins, The Offing, Academy of American Poets and many others. Her work has been featured on news outlets like PBS, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post and more. In 2011, she created Bosnia and Herzegovina's first Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. She is a member of the Dark Noise collective and a Kundiman Fellow. Her chapbook, After, was released on Yes Yes Books fall 2015. She is the writer of Brown Girls, a web series that centers on thefriendship between wo women of color. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan.

Contact Fatimah at Fatimah Asghar






Leslie Anne Milroy          President
Casey Rocheteau           Executive Vice President
Daniel Morrow, PhD       Cofounder of HEArt & Inside Director
Curtis Crisler                  Former HEArt Poetry Editor & Outside Director
Ocean Voung                 Outside Director

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Photo of Shira Erlichman by
Bao Ngo

Shira Erlichman, editor, mental health LITERATURE & ART

Shira Erlichman is a poet, musician and visual artist. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work can be found in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed Reader, PBS Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, BUST, Bitch and The Baffler, among others. She was awarded a residency by the Millay Colony, the James Merrill Fellowship by the Vermont Studio Center and the Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe. An Israeli immigrant raised in Massachusetts, she now lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their orange cat. Learn more here.

Contact Shira at Shira Erlichman

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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
EDITOR, writing about music

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is a columnist at MTV News, and his first full-length collection of poetry, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in 2016.

Contact Hanif at Hanif Willis-Abdurraquib

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Photo of Marlin M. Jenkins

marlin M. jenkins

Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit. A graduate of University of Michigan's MFA program, his work has been given homes by The Collagist, The Offing, The Journal and Bennington Review, among others. He has worked with students in Detroit Public Schools through the Inside Out Literary Arts program and received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. He is also a runner and a dancer.

Photo of Leslie Anne Mcilroy Photo by Scott Kessler

Photo of Leslie Anne Mcilroy
Photo by Scott Kessler

Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Cofounder, publisher & program development

Leslie Anne Mcilroy is a copywriter for Giant Eagle, Inc./Market District and an award-winning poet with three full-length books, a chapbook, and numerous publications. She is cofounder of HEArt (1997-2002), and has served as HEArt Online's Managing Editor since 2013. She received a B.A. in professional writing, creative writing, and philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1986.

Contact Leslie at Leslie Anne Mcilroy