About Us

Name and Mission

A “bricolage” is something that is created from a variety of materials. We think this is the perfect name for our literary and visual arts journal because it acknowledges the diverse styles of artistic mediums and genres that we publish, while at the same time recognizing the concordant nature of our publication.

Our mission is to collect works of high-quality literature, visual art, and music and produce a professional journal showcasing the creativity of the University of Washington’s talented and diverse individuals and community.

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Issue 38 Masthead

Mickee Cheung, Managing Editor

Mickee Cheung is a senior majoring in Creative Writing. Her poems previously appeared in Issue 36 and she served Issue 37 as poetry editor. A two-time Seattle Indie Bookstore Day Champion, the 2018 undergraduate recipient of the Joan Grayston Prize for Poetry, the mind behind her bookstagram, @literarymickee, and an intern at Wave Books, Mickee is an avid reader, writer, and supporter of poetry and all things poetry-related.

Aubrey Unemori, Prose Editor

Aubrey Unemori is a junior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship. Hailing from Hawaii, she moved to Seattle in 2016 for a change in pace, and she has been in love with the city ever since. She is particularly passionate about diversity in literature, and in 2019 she published her first children’s book, Mindful Mansi. In the future, she hopes to continue being involved with the writing and publication industry. 

Clara Too, Visual Arts Editor

Clara Too is a junior majoring in Interaction Design. She has a passion for the arts, both literary and visual, and is excited to serve as the Visual Arts editor for Issue 38. Her other hobbies include playing the piano and guitar, journaling, and spending time with loved ones.

Mary Kelleher, Outreach Coordinator

Mary Kelleher is a senior majoring in English Language and Literature and minoring in History and International Studies. She participated in English programs in both London and Edinburgh and hopes to one day have a career in book editing that will take her overseas. Besides traveling, Mary loves reading, writing, spending time outside, and cooking for her friends and family in her free time. 

Kristina Bolton, Poetry Editor

Kristina Bolton is a senior double majoring in History and English: Creative Writing with Honors in English. This is her first year on the Bricolage staff after volunteering as a prose reviewer for two years. Aside from her time with Bricolage, she works on campus at the District Market and she is a literary editor for the campus speculative fiction journal AU. She is currently trying to figure out how to start her own blog. In her spare time outside the copious amounts of reading and writing required for her history and English classes, she can be found writing poetry, playing Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings on her laptop, writing articles for Odyssey, and visiting her sister and brother-in-law in West Seattle. She hopes to one day earn an MFA in creative writing, publish a surplus of poetry books, and work in the publishing industry surrounded by one of her favorite things: books.

Kyra Mindlin, Development Coordinator

Kyra Mindlin is a senior studying Economics, Chemistry, and Nutrition. Given free time in Seattle, Kyra can be found practicing guitar and ukulele, or out and about on neighborhood “microadventures”. At home in Southern California, she spends her time rollerblading, playing piano, reading in the sun, and hanging out with friends at the beach. After internships with Pacific Mercantile Bank, RealWorld Marketing, and Cerius Executives, she is interested in a career in finance or management consulting, and is excited to be a part of the Bricolage team working on Issue 38.