Featured Artist

This year, Conifers decided to feature the work of a single graphic artist. All artwork for the 2009 issues, a series of black and white photographs, is by Tucker Garcia.

Tucker Garcia, First-Year, Pine Manor College

Tucker is a first year student at Pine Manor College. He is majoring in English with a minor in creative writing. He enjoys all forms of artwork. His photographs are his first submission to Conifers. Garcia is a member of both the Pine Manor soccer and lacrosse team. He identifies as transgender.


This year, Conifers is proud to publish four literary short stories, seven poems, two personal essays, one work of academic writing, and one genre short story.

Ashley Albrecht, Senior, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Ashley is double-majoring in English and psychology, and minoring in philosophy.  On campus, she is a music writer for Illini Media's BUZZ entertainment magazine.  Ms. Albrecht aspires to become a college professor and make substantive contributions in the realm of academia. Literature's ability to tackle the "big questions" of human existence continues to daily inspire her.

Anne Elie Antoine, First-Year, Pine Manor College

Anne Elie was born in Haiti. Later in her life, she moved to the United States. As an immigrant, she faced many difficulties in her life, but has always overcome them. She is currently a freshman at Pine Manor College, and is planning, with God’s help, to graduate college with a bachelor in nursing.

Josh Brown, First-Year, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Joshua is an 18 year old Communications major at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he has been writing poetry for several years, and was the president of the Lowell High School Poetry Society for the 2007-2008 school year. He hopes to publish a book of his work in the future, and hopes to be writing scripts for television dramas when he has completed college.

Stephanie Callan, First Year, Pine Manor College

Stephanie is a first-year student at Pine Manor and an English major.  She would like to send her love to the collective.

Grace Hansen, Sophomore, College of Wooster

Grace Hansen is a Junior at the College of Wooster, Ohio.  Her poetry and fiction appear in this issue.

Symphony Knight, First Year, Pine Manor College

Symphony is nineteen years old and she is from Roxbury, Massachusetts.  She is interested in journalism and business.  Some of her work has previously appeared in the Boston Globe.

Catherine E. Lagerberg, Senior, Pine Manor College

Catherine is a senior at PMC.

Carena Liptak, Sophomore, Bard College

Carena is a current sophomore at Bard College where she studies Creative Writing, Literature, and Russian. She is originally from Rochester, NY.

Rebecca Luberoff, First Year, Bryn Mawr

Rebecca is a first-year student at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania who grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. She has been writing stories since she was six and is currently working on a novella.

Catherine Maki, Sophomore, Pine Manor College

Catherine grew up in Upstate New York. She is currently attending Pine Manor College and is double majoring in Biology and English. After college, Catherine intends to take her two cats with her to graduate school.

Erin Thorpe, Junior, Pine Manor College

Erin is a twenty-two-year-old English major in her Junior year at Pine Manor College. In her spare time, she likes to write novels and short stories and watch horror movies.