Students practicing archery 1967

Established in 2014, Pine Hills Review (ISSN 2470-8321) is the literary magazine of The College of Saint Rose. Named for the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, NY, Pine Hills Review publishes artful, honest, and compelling work of new and established writers, from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to visual art, interviews, and experimental, cross-genre work. Our staff is composed of students and faculty at The College of Saint Rose.


Daniel Nester (editor) is the author of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects. His other books include How to Be Inappropriate, God Save My Queen I and II, and The Incredible Sestina Anthology, which he edited. He is a professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Sam Zimmerman (managing editor) is a senior English major at The College of Saint Rose. She loves writing poetry, experimenting with creative nonfiction, crocheting, and cuddling with her pet beagle, Lyric. She looks forward to putting her creative work out there in the world and pursuing an M.A. in order to further her skill set towards a career in English.

Danni Beltran (contributing editor) is a queer, Latinx poet, performer, and creative nonfiction writer. They are a senior at The College of Saint Rose, majoring in English. Their work has appeared in Ethel Zine. Currently they reside in Troy, NY. You can keep up with them on Instagram at @danni_lou_who.

Shawn Berman (contributing editor) likes long walks down the bread aisle, cat memes, and is not afraid to admit that the Disney Star Wars films rock. Some of his work has appeared in Maudlin House, Drunk Monkeys, and Reality Beach. You can follow him on Twitter @Sbb_writer

Sunny Leigh (contributing editor) is a recent graduate from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She’s worked on the college’s newspaper, The Chronicle, as a staff writer. She is also a former managing editor of Pine Hills Review.

Editors Emerita

Tori Felter (2020) is a senior at The College of Saint Rose. She is majoring in English and always had an interest in the publishing world. She is looking to make it a career after graduation. Over the years she has written a number of short stories and poems but looks forward to the day when she can help writers, like herself, put their work out into the world.

Taylor Casey (2018) is a writer, editor, reader, and lover of all things literary. She graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2019 and is deciding what to do next. She currently resides in Rock Tavern, NY and is planning on going back to school for her MA in English and Library Science.

Michelle Lin (2020) is a spoken word artist, activist, and daughter of the Asian diaspora; her work weaves emotions and imagery for a rich tapestry of storytelling. She represented the BAM! Toronto Youth Slam Team for two years and attended Brave New Voices (an international poetry festival) representing Canada. A current first-year in Kenyon College, Michelle majors in English and creative writing and serves as an associate for the Kenyon Review. She won Button Poetry’s video contest in the youth category with her poem “Eulogy to Van Gogh’s Ear.” 

Sarah Sherman, Jennifer Austin, Thomas Santelli, Samson Dikeman, Alyssa Cohorn, Zelest Caraballo 

Logo design by Lesia Gribbin and Kim Szkudlarek

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Image: “Students practicing archery, 1967,” from Albany Public Library History Collection

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