Role: Staff

Administrative and Operations Coordinator

Casely Coan (she/her/hers) grew up in New Jersey but fell in love with the desert when she moved to Tucson in 2013. She completed her PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English with a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona in May 2019. Casely’s dissertation, Kai(e)rotic Moments: Resistance and

Tina Howard

Tina Howard (she/her/hers) grew up in small town Iowa surrounded by strong vocal women. She left for NYC in 1985 to study dance and Theater, later relocating to Chicago. Tina worked in Community Outreach building edible gardens all over the city including Cook County Corrections. She was also part of amazing group of humans who

Ann Dernier

Ann Dernier (she/her/hers), Managing Editor, has served Kore Press in a significant editorial capacity since 2004. She is the editor of The Best of Kore Press, 2012 Poetry. She was director of the Tucson Writers’ Project at the Tucson Public Library and a juried artist on the Arizona Commission on the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. She received a