POETRY EDITOR | David Marlatt




My life in poetry started listening to my father reading Elliot, Williams, and Kafka. Who knew that would manifest itself into a lifelong interest. I have been avidly writing poetry for six years, being published twice on online literary journals. I am an active outdoorsman as well, enjoying backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, and cave exploration.

POETRY EDITOR | Jess Nieberg

Hey there! My name is Jess Nieberg. I'm majoring in Creative Writing and this is my first year editing for Walkabout. I'm an avid dog lover and a green tea addict. When I'm not petting dogs, I'm probably at a poetry slam or event. I spent the past summer as a team member on Denver Mercury's poetry slam team, taking 14th in the world at the National Poetry Slam. I'm stoked to read all the wonderful poems that will simultaneously tear my heart to pieces and put it back together.

POETRY EDITOR | Olivia Greiffenstein


Hey guys! My name's Olivia, I'm a junior studying psychology, and I've been a poetry editor at Walkabout since 2016. Some of my passions include photography, travel, holding off existential dread, and pizza.


POETRY EDITOR | Ashley Schmid





I'm Ashley Schmid, one of the poetry editors for Walkabout at CU! I will graduate in May (can I get an AMEN?) with a BA in English- Creative Writing and a minor in education. Recently, I've changed my mindset about poetry, seeing it as not only a beautiful thing, but a necessary thing, for everyone to both write and experience. I can't wait to see the works that students create.