"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose."
—Oscar Wilde

Staff


Oracle Staff 2014-15


Karie Fugett
Editor-In-Chief

Karie Fugett is pursuing a BA in both English and Sociology at the University of South Alabama. She served as Poetry Editor for Oracle 2014 and is an Associate Editor at Negative Capability Press. In 2014, she received the Steve and Angelia Stokes Undergraduate Scholarships in Poetry and Nonfiction and participated in USA’s University Committee on Undergraduate Research program where she explored the roles of widowed women in 19th century British Literature. Karie was chosen as a nonfiction finalist in the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and was awarded a partial workshop fellowship from the Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest for a chapter in her memoir. Her work can be found  in Oracle 2014, The Birmingham Arts Journal, and an anthology entitled Social Issues First Hand: The Iraq War. After graduation, she plans to pursue an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and an MA in Literature and Sociology.

Kevin Brouillette II
Art Director

Kevin Brouillette is a student at the University of South Alabama pursuing a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. He has a passion for sculpture and enjoys welding, woodworking, and casting. After graduation, Kevin hopes to work in the advertising industry, primarily in branding.

 

 

 

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Christine Rogalin
Art Curator

Christine Rogalin is a transfer student from Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois and a Coast Guard wife. She is pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design and Interdisciplinary Studies and plans to graduate May 2015. As a fresh Graphic Designer, she will focus on freelancing, building her own brand and relocating to a new part of the country. In her free time, Christine enjoys making handmade items for her Etsy shop and LoDa Art Walk, bringing creativity into her kitchen, never repeating a recipe twice, and spending time with loved ones.

Anthony Anderson
Assistant to Art Curator

Anthony Anderson is a Senior at the University of South Alabama pursuing his BFA in graphic design. He has a passion for illustration and is interested in seeking a career in it after graduation. He typically works with graphite and ink but is always looking for new media to try out and has recently taken up printmaking. He is inspired by the works of artists like Todd Lockwood and Wayne Reynolds.

Rachael Fowler
Consulting Editor & Fiction Editor

Rachael Fowler earned her BA from the University of South Alabama with a double major in English and Anthropology. She is now pursuing her MA with a concentration in creative writing. Her past editorial positions include Editor-in-Chief of Oracle 2013, Editorial Intern at Negative Capability Press, and Editorial Assistant for Human Organization Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology. She’s had short fiction, creative nonfiction, and academic essays both published and awarded. In 2013, she presented original creative nonfiction at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Portland. Currently, she is editing a book of poems for Negative Capability Press, working as a consultant with South Alabama’s Writing Center, and striving to complete her first novel. She plans to pursue an MFA upon graduation.

James Craig
Assistant to the Fiction Editor

James Craig is a Toulminville resident who transferred to the University of South Alabama from Bishop State Community College. He is an English major with a concentration in creative writing and a Sociology minor. He is a member of both Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society. When he is not focusing on school, he spends his time perfecting his craft for short story writing and working in his church community. He hopes to eventually write a bestseller and break into the world of screenwriting.

Kiran Awan
Nonfiction Editor

Kiran Awan is an undergraduate at South Alabama pursuing a BA in English with minors in art history and psychology. Born and raised in Mobile, she hopes to pursue a career in international journalism.

Rachel McMullen
Poetry Editor

Rachel McMullen received her undergraduate degree in English with a concentration in creative writing at the University of South Alabama. She has experience editing a wide-variety of writing styles ranging from analytical research to poetic expressions and has served as Chief Editorial Assistant for the Human Organization Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology and Poetry Editor for Oracle 2010.  She was awarded the 2014 Steve and Angelia Stokes Graduate Poetry Award for a selection of her poems, two of which were published in Oracle 2014. Currently, Rachel is working as Assistant Editor for Negative Capability Press, where she edited their 33rd anniversary anthology and a collection of poetry. In December of 2014, she will complete her M.Ed. specializing in secondary education and looks forward to opportunities that will allow her to share her love of teaching and the English language.

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