IMG_5418Hello, I’m Alexander Opgenorth, and I am one of the co-founders and Editor-in-Chief of Burnt Pine. I am 23 years old, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Along with running this online literary magazine, I work for the nonprofit agency, Big Brothers Big Sister of the Black Hills. Fortunately, this litzine affords me the opportunity to fuel my unquenchable thirst for great poetry and stories and keeps me from getting locked into the 9-5 routine. When I am not writing my own work or reading in my free time I enjoy traveling, camping and hiking, golfing, snowboarding, and making good eats in the kitchen. I hope to establish Burnt Pine as a leading online literary magazine, and I invite you to become part of our following as well as a contributor to Burnt Pine. My published work can be found in Sheepshead Review.

kassiehsHi! I’m Taylor Navis, and I am the other co-founder and also the Chief Copy Editor of Burnt Pine. I have been a twin for 23 years, and I also completed my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. I have been a lover of books and reading ever since my grandmother introduced me to the public library. My love for writing came later, in high school, along with a love for Lois Lane and everything Superman or superhero related. I am attending graduate school at Emerson College, and I am studying Publishing and Writing. Obsessions include: Supernatural, Doctor Who, Outlander, and Sherlock. I also love football (not the American kind), basketball, and I love to bake. My work has been featured in Sheepshead Review, Sick Lit Magazineand Imperfect Fiction.