Zach Tackett is an Editorial/Marketing intern at Sampsonia Way. In the spring of 2013, he will graduate from Saint Vincent College with a degree in English with concentrated studies in literature, creative writing, and translation studies. In 2010, he was the first freshman to win the Ragan Poetry Contest judged that year by 2008 National Poetry Series winner Sarah O’Brien. He recently received an A.J. Palumbo Grant to gather material for a poetic documentary project in Guatemala. His poetry has been published in Ohio Northern University’s literary journal Polaris.
Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.