Donna Karen Weaver


Donna is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English Writing. She was awarded the Scott Turow Prize for fiction in 2003. Her poem "Freckles" won an honorable mention from the University of Northern Colorado’s The Crucible. Donna was accepted to the Catskills Writing Workshop in 2002 with a scholarship. Her work has recently appeared from Kota Press, Loop, Whimperbang, and Poetry Motel, and is forthcoming from Controlled Burn and Donna plans on attending graduate school in the future.


Amanda Raczkowski

Assistant Editor

Amanda is a student in the MFA program at Chatham College. Her poetry recently appeared in Controlled Burn and Loop


Joseph Reed

Layout Designer

Joseph lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he edits and designs the Caketrain journal and promotional ephemera and works for the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health.