Welcome back to our 2022 spring semester everyone! We hope the new year is treating you well! We have a lot of new staff this year and we’d like to introduce you to our newest member and assistant poetry editor Selena Tomas.
Selena is a Junior at Lewis University, majoring in English and Secondary Education. She is also a writing tutor at the Lewis University Writing Center, as well as the vice president of Sigma Tau Delta. She aspires to become a high school English teacher after graduation. Outside of Lewis, Selena enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and spending time with her baby brother. Some authors that she recommends are Kate Chopin and Rupi Kaur.
-Who are you and what is your role in Jet Fuel Review?
My name is Selena Tomas, and I am an assistant poetry editor for Jet Fuel Review.
– What book might we find on your nightstand right now?
The book currently on my nightstand is Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.
– If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?
If I could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, I would
choose the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
– What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?
A piece of literature that I can and have reread over and over again is Kate
Chopin’s novella The Awakening.
-Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.
A good piece of literature truly creates the experience, but my perfect reading
atmosphere includes a rainy day, my cat, and some tea.
-What might your personal library look like?
My current personal library is a measly white bookshelf with various boxed sets,
feminist texts, and classic novels. I hope to expand it someday with larger
bookshelves and the physical copies of my endless collection of ebooks.
– Share your top five favorite pieces of writing.
The Awakening, Milk and Honey, Mulan, Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun, “Goblin
– Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.
“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing
them, was often a woman..” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own