Meet the Editors: Armon Thurmond

Armon Thurmond
Armon Thurmond

Happy Friday, everyone! We’ve finally reached our final editor in the series for this semester! This week we have Armon Thurmond, one of our Assistant Poetry editors, and also one of our Assistant Blog editors.

Armon is currently a freshman at Lewis University. He is majoring in biology and hopes one day to become a physical therapist. His poetry has been published in the Blind Literary Journal, Straynotions, and Messenger. He is currently working on a poetry blog and writes short stories on Figment. Armon freelance juggles and reads fantasy novels in his free time. He enjoys watching Steven Universe, everything that is anime, and trashy reality TV.

Below is our Q&A with Armon:

Who are you and what is your role in the Jet Fuel Review?

My name is Armon. I’m an assistant blog and poetry editor.

What book might we find on your nightstand right now?

Everything from classical to contemporary books. It also includes manga and graphic novels.

If you had the chance to co-write with one author, who would you choose?

E.B. White

What might your personal library look like?

Anything by E.B. White, and comic books.

If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?

The Golden Compass

What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?

E.B White’s Charlotte’s Web

Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.

“‘That’s the duty of the old,’ said the Librarian, ‘to be anxious on the behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.'” — The Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman

If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?

I would love to meet Frankenstein’s monster from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Frankenstein was one of the first novels I read on my own. The monster’s dark and tortured soul was what what kept me reading the book as a nine-year-old. I would love to experience all that darkness for myself.

Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included, be it movies, books, etc.).

  • The Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  • Fables by Bill Wilingham
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B White


So, like I said at the top, that’s the last of the new editors to meet for this issue of the Jet Fuel Review. Be sure to check back in in the fall, when we will likely have plenty more new editors to share with you!

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