Meet Our Editors
While we've taken very different journeys to Delmarva Review, our editors share in common a passion for great literature, fine art, and the joy of bringing new and seasoned voices to life.
Wilson Wyatt, Jr.
Executive Editor &
Delmarva Review Literary Fund Chairman
Wilson is a founder and the Executive Editor of Delmarva Review. He has been a seminar leader and on the board of The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda. He is past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association, and the past coordinator of the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. He was the senior officer for corporate communications and public policy at three international corporations. After college at Sewanee (University of the South), he was a reporter at The Courier-Journal, in Kentucky. In addition to writing, he is an avid photographer, with two published books of photography: YOSEMITE-Catching the Light (2011) and CHESAPEAKE-Catching the Light (2013). Website: WilsonWyattJr.org.
Bill designs and publishes Delmarva Review. As an author and freelance writer, he has been published in WIRED and OneZero, and praised by reviewers and readers for his entertaining and thought-provoking projections of modern science and technology. His books include the Glide Trilogy, which won the Beverly Hills Book Award in Science Fiction, and his Cap City Kids young adult mystery-thriller series. A former IT consultant to Fortune 500 companies, he teaches Science Writing at MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach and at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs as an Adjunct Faculty member. Website: https://gourgey.com.
Delmarva Review’s Poetry Editor, won the 2020 Individual Artist Fellowship for Established Literature: Creative Nonfiction, from the Delaware Division of Arts, and the 2013 Emerging Artist in Fiction Fellowship for her novel, Holy Day. Now, she is in the midst of a distinguished career as a poet, nonfiction and fiction writer, literary critic, and professor of English at University of Delaware. She earned a MA and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from University of Delaware and is a member of Bread Loaf Writer’s Workshop staff. Her poetry collections include Mother’s Maiden Name (2013) and Believing Their Shadows (2010, both by Word Poetry). Her book about Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry, Inscrutable Houses: Metaphors of the Body in the Poems of Elizabeth Bishop, was published by the University of Alabama Press.
Harold O. Wilson
Fiction Senior Editor
Hal lives with his wife Marilyn in Chester, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He grew up in Delray Beach, Florida and spent a portion of his youth in the Saint Mary’s river region of north Florida. After studying at Wake Forest University and Andover NewtonTheological School, Hal worked in the community development field at local, national, and international levels. During that period he published numerous articles on affordable housing and finance. In 2003 he retired and began writing poetry and fiction.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council has recognized Hal's poetry with several awards. His primary interest in fiction is to explore the ways in which individuals seek to define themselves in a hostile world. His treatment of their success and failures in The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories has been hailed as a tour de force by readers from all walks of life. Hal's second novel, A Taste of Salt, has been widely acclaimed. Website: http://haroldowilson.com.
Jim received an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Connecticut. In addition to his work as an attorney, teacher, and science writer, his fiction and poetry have appeared in Sheepshead Review, Regardie’s Magazine, and the Laurel Review.
Lee Slater directs the World Cultural Studies degree program at Old Dominion University. She brings her joy of teaching abroad—in France, Rwanda, Senegal, and Japan—to ODU, advancing cultural exchange and understanding. She teaches global communication, human rights in world literature, and French. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and her published writing includes translated works, academic articles, essays, and poetry.
Ellen is a Midwest native. She grew up in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a small town surrounded by clear water and fertile soil situated at the eastern edge of the Red River Valley. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota, Ellen started her writing career as a communicator for businesses and organizations focused on environmental issues and social change. A graduate of the MA in Science Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University, she currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes about nature and explores the Northwoods with her husband and dogs. http://www.ellenlbrown.com.
Gerald F. Sweeney
Book Section Editor
Jerry is a past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. He is a veteran and a graduate of Michigan. A retired NY magazine executive, he recently completed the final novel in a seven-book series called The Columbiad that follows one family through the 20th century. The novels include: Eagles Rising, First Lights, Crashing into Sunrise, A Tournament of a Distinguished White Order, Comes the Electric Circus, Yo Columbia! and Wizard Ho! Website: http://www.geraldfsweeney.com/.
Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll
Poetry Assistant Editor
Wendy's publications include her book Grace Only Follows, which won the National Federation of Press Women Contest; two chapbooks; and poems in journals such as Poetry East, Naugatuck River Review, Connecticut River Review, Cahoodaloodaling, Broadkill Review, Mojave River Review, Caesura, and Gargoyle. Her poetry manuscript was a Finalist for the 2015 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. She is a retired piano teacher and lives in Delaware.
Poetry Assistant Editor
Katherine Gekker (Virginia) is the author of In Search of Warm Breathing Things (Glass Lyre Press, 2019). Her poems have been published in Delmarva Review, Little Patuxent Review, Broadkill Review, Poetry South, Apple Valley Review. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her poems, collectively called “…to Cast a Shadow Again,” have been set to music by composer Eric Ewazen. Composer Carson Cooman has set a seasonal cycle of her poems, "Chasing the Moon Down," to music. Website: www.katherinegekker.com.
Judith is a freelance editor who has been providing editorial assistance for 10 years for authors of fiction, nonfiction, and essays. She is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is also a book indexer and past member of the American Society for Indexing, where she was editor of the quarterly journal, “Keywords.” She writes book reviews for the New York Journal of Books . Judy is a past president of Eastern Shore Writers Association and the Maryland Writers Association. She is currently the Managing Editor for “Crisis, Stress, and Human Resilience: An International Journal”. Her website is www.justcreativewriting.com. She lives in Greensboro, MD with two hounds – both four-legged.
Assistant Website Manager
Born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Washington, DC when he was six. Has had an affiliation and love for the Chesapeake area his whole life, and currently is a high school student in Washingon, DC. Like his father, Bill, he takes an interest in technology but unlike him isn’t a writer and doesn't aspire to write the great American novel. He helps to manage the Delmarva Review website and hopes to help his literary elders discover a thing or two about technology.
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