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

Staff


Oracle Staff 2016-17


Micaela Walley
Editor-In-Chief

Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Micaela Walley is pursuing her B.A in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama. In her free time, Micaela enjoys writing poetry, going to baseball games, and hanging out with her four cats. After completion of her B.A, Micaela plans to pursue her M.F.A. and a career in editing and publishing.

 

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Web Designer\Webmaster

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Art Director

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Jordan Knox
Nonfiction Editor

North Alabama native, Jordan Knox, is a senior student at the University of South Alabama. She is pursuing a B.A. in Creative Writing and a career in publishing. Outside of school, Jordan enjoys reading and writing, traveling, and playing video games.

 

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Art Curator

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Megan McDowell
Fiction Editor

California born, Michigan raised, and Alabama grown, Megan McDowell is now in her third year as a English Creative Writing and Japanese Language honors student at the University of South Alabama. McDowell is primarily a prose writer who enjoys exploring themes of diversity and neuro-divergence in her work. Outside of her writing, McDowell is a passionate social activist, avid reader, visual artist, and tea enthusiast. In addition to publishing her writing, McDowell hopes to either pursue an MFA in Fiction or teach English abroad in Japan to reconnect with her heritage after graduating from South.

Brad Nolen
Poetry Editor

Brad Nolen, a senior at the University of South Alabama, is currently studying for a B.A. in English/Creative Writing. He’s the author of several published works of poetry and prose, as well as the forthcoming chapbook, Metastatic Morsels. Brad intends to pursue a Creative Writing M.F.A. followed by a livelihood in service of the written word.

Grace Mitchell
Assistant to the Poetry Editor

Grace Mitchell is a senior pursuing her B.A. in English at the University of South Alabama. She is an active member of the Catholic Student Association and is currently Vice-President of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. She enjoys writing poetry and singing, and she plans to pursue editing after graduation.

Anna Van Derwood
Assistant to the Poetry Editor

Anna Van Derwood is a Mobile native in the process of obtaining a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Gender Studies at the University of South Alabama. They aspire to a career as a content editor for a publishing house, as well as having their own work published. When not in class or asleep, Van Derwood is a poet, musician, and social justice advocate.