Editors & Associates

Etruscan Press OfficeEtruscan Press is headquartered at Wilkes University; however most of the Etruscan Press team work remotely from locations in Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Pictured to the left is Dr. Harold Cox Hall, which serves as the Etruscan Press headquarters on the Wilkes University campus.


Philip Brady’s forthcoming book is The Elsewhere: Selected Poems and Poetics (Broadstone, 2020). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City (University of Tennessee Press, 2019). He is the author of four books of poetry, a previous collection of essays, and a memoir. He has edited a critical book on James Joyce and an anthology of contemporary poetry.

Brady’s work has received the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; a ForeWord magazine Gold Medal; an Ohioana Poetry Award; the Ohio Governor’s Award and six Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council; and Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State. An essay earned Notable recognition in Best American Essays, and work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. He has done residencies at Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and the Soros Centre for the Arts in the Czech Republic.

Brady has taught at the National University of Zaire, University College Cork, and on Semester at Sea. Currently, he is distinguished professor of English at Youngstown State University. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University.

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Robert Mooney’s most recent publication is a novel, Father of the Man (Pantheon, 2002). He has published numerous short stories, including “Halloween” in the Paterson Literary Review, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Mooney earned a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from Binghamton University. He has served as editor of New Myths Press and the acclaimed literary journal New Myths/MSS, which was founded by John Gardner.

Mooney is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College, where he directs the O’Neill Literary House. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty at Wilkes University.

Watch “Moonfest: A Tribute to Robert Mooney” (held on November 10, 2020 to celebrate his retirement from Washington College)

Stephen M. OristaglioStephen M. Oristaglio is the founding supporter of Etruscan Press. He is currently the Co-Chief Investment Officer of SCS Financial in Boston, an investment and private wealth management firm. He has been Head of Investments at Putnam Investments, Global Head of Fixed Income at Swiss Bank Corporation, and a senior bond trader at Salomon Brothers International. Oristaglio was captain of the 1977 Bucknell Basketball team. These days, as Steve Travia, he plays live concerts with the Berklee Full Circle Band in the Boston area.

Click here to see Steve Travia with the Berklee Full Circle Band.

Amanda Rabaduex is the Managing Editor of Etruscan Press. She served as a linguist and paralegal in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a yoga instructor prior to earning a B.A. and M.A. in English, an M.A. in Poetry, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (August 2023).

Her writing and poetry have appeared in publications such as Barren Magazine and Emerge Literary Journal and won contests with Sand Hills Literary Magazine, Causeway Lit, and American Writers Review. Her poetry was named a finalist in Two Sylvias Press 2022 Chapbook Contest and The Comstock Review 2022 Chapbook Contest.

Visit her at amandarabaduex.com or contact amanda@etruscanpress.org

Pamela Turchin is the Production Editor of Etruscan Press. She earned an M.A. and M.F.A. in fiction from the Maslow Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University. Prior to joining Etruscan Press, she was a photojournalist, and taught 4th grade and language arts.

Bill SchneiderBill Schneider served as Etruscan Press Managing Editor from July 2014 through April 2023. His previous experience includes a three-decade long career in the music industry accompanied by extensive travel throughout six continents. He currently serves as consulting editor.

Bill’s essays and short stories have appeared in Route 7 Review (May 2017), The Hamline Lit Journal (April 2017) and Middle Gray Magazine (January 2014). He has also been published in the “No Regrets” issue of Silly Tree Anthologies (2014).

Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism Magna Cum Laude from Suffolk University. He also received his M.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.


Kari Ward Bayait is a graphic designer who is inspired by art, travel, food and beautiful publications. Those passions have led her to exciting work in marketing for an array of live events and organizations. Kari’s work at Binghamton University has developed a process of design and programming that prioritizes diversity and inclusion. Kari earned her MFA in Visual Arts from Marywood University, and lives in a unique college town in upstate New York.

Robert Carioscia’s paintings and art have been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries, including: The Parrish Art Museum, Fusion Arts Museum, The Elaine Benson Gallery, Giordano Gallery, James Yu Gallery, Homegrown Gallery, Gallery North, Aquasource Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, The Hechsher Art Museum, The Islip Arts Museum, Hofstra University, Dowling College, Youngstown University, and others. He is a recipient of the Grumbacher Award, The Hechsher Art Museum Award in Painting and has been a resident fellow at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Carioscia has received the following public art commissions: a public arts commission from the The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts For Transit Program for permanent art at Columbus Circle Station and a public arts commission for a mural project at a LIRR Train Station. He has also served on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts For Transit selections committee. He was born in NYC and educated at Hofstra University (BA and MA), Cooper Union, and SUNY Stony Brook. He began his formal career in art by collaborating on performance pieces at Robert Raushenberg’s NY studio. His company, Solita Art Associates, Inc., creates art, represents Visual Artists, and produces graphic arts materials.

Kristina DarlingKristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-six books, which include Look to Your Left:  A Feminist Poetics of Spectacle, which is forthcoming from the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics at the University of Akron Press; Stylistic Innovation, Conscious Experience, and the Self in Modernist Womens Poetry, forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group; Daylight Has Already Come:  Selected Poems 2014 – 2020, which will be published by Black Lawrence Press; Silence in Contemporary Poetry, which will be published in hardcover by Clemson University Press in the United States and Liverpool University Press in the United Kingdom; Silent Refusal:  Essays on Contemporary Feminist Poetry, forthcoming from Black Ocean; Angel of the North, which is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry; and X Marks the Dress: A Registry (co-written with Carol Guess), which will be launched by Persea Books in the United States.  Penguin Random House Canada will also publish a Canadian edition.

Her work has been recognized with three residencies at Yaddo, where she has held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry; a Fundación Valparaíso fellowship to live and work in Spain; a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, funded by the Heinz Foundation; an artist-in-residence position at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris; six residencies at the American Academy in Rome; two grants from the Whiting Foundation; a Faber Residency in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, which she received on two separate occasions; an artist-in-residence position with the Andorran Ministry of Culture; an artist-in-residence position at the Florence School of Fine Arts; a two-month appointment at Scuola Internazionale de Grafica in Venice; and the Dan Liberthson Prize from the Academy of American Poets, which she received on three separate occasions; among many other awards and honors. Dr. Darling serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press & Tupelo Quarterly.  Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now divides her time between the United States and Europe.

Janine DubikJanine P. Dubik began her association with Etruscan Press in 2018 through the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. She has nearly 20 years of newspaper editing experience as well as more than 10 years in technical editing. Her poems have been selected for the Luzerne County Transportation Authority’s Poetry in Transit program since 2016 and have been published by The Scop, Word Fountain, Back Channels, The Electric Rail, and Thirty-Third Wheel. Her short story, “Redemption,” won third place in the 2016 Pennsylvania Writers Conference’s short-fiction competition. Janine has an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes and resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

David HicksDavid Hicks, Ph.D., grew up in New York. A first-generation college student, he earned his doctorate in American Literature at NYU. He has taught at Pace University in New York, Marywood University in Scranton, Mesa State College in Colorado and Regis University in Denver, where he co-founded and co-directed the MFA in Creative Writing. In his 40s he shifted his work from academic to creative, first publishing short stories, then collecting and rearranging them as a novel-in-stories, White Plains, published by Conundrum Press (now Bower House Books) in 2017. White Plains was named the #1 book by Colorado authors by Westword Magazine, was one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award, and was the 2018 “Village Read” for Arapahoe Libraries in Colorado, a county with more than 600,000 residents). In 2020 he became the new director of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. His second novel, The Gospel According to Danny, is in submission, and he is currently hard at work on a novella set in Prague.

Alexander Horne is based in the North East of Scotland and began his partnership with Etruscan Press as a production intern for American Mother. He is a writer, reader, and poet with an interest in meta-fiction and ill-defined borders.’

Jason Miller is a writer, editor, and instructor from Lehman, PA. He earned a M.A. in playwriting and a M.F.A in fiction from the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University where he served two years as a graduate assistant with Etruscan Press and one year as design editor with River and South Magazine. He is currently revising his novel, Son of Man, and serving as an adjunct instructor in the English Department at Luzerne County Community College. He is delighted to continue his relationship with Etruscan Press as an Associate Editor.

Mary PothMary Poth is the Grant Administrator of Etruscan Press. She is a freelance writer who earned her BA in Professional Writing and English from Kutztown University, and her M.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Her work has been published in various places such as Antonym, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, and Shoofly Literary Magazine. Mary resides in Northern Virginia.

Joe Schwartz is a New Jersey-based graphic designer and design educator. With a design career spanning 35 years, Joe is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts (B.F.A.) and Marywood University (M.F.A.). In addition to his design work, he teaches high school computer graphics and design courses, is an adjunct professor at Kean University and is the co-founder of DESIGN-ED, an educational nonprofit organization.

Karley StaskoKarley Stasko is a writer, editor, docent and educator working out of Northeastern Pennsylvania. At Etruscan Press, her mission is always to preserve the voice of the author, but never at the expense of the reader’s understanding. Her favorite Etruscan Publication is “Sixteen” which was also her first project with the team.

Andrew Wilczak Andrew Wilczak received his Ph.D. in sociology from Bowling Green State University in 2011 and will complete his M.F.A. in creative writing at Wilkes University in 2022. He brings to Etruscan a passion for public scholarship and building bridges between the classroom and the community, focusing on ways to use digital platforms to open access to knowledge. Outside of Etruscan, he is an associate professor in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Wilkes University. Originally from the metropolitan Detroit area, he and his family currently live in Mountain Top, PA.