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 39 Masthead

Alexis Calma, Co-Managing Editor/Outreach Coordinator

Alexis Calma is a senior double majoring in English Language and Literature and Art History. She participated in the English study abroad program “Fables and Spaces” in Rome, Italy, and hopes to one day return to continue her studies on travel writing and the Italian Renaissance. Besides reading and writing, Alexis enjoys listening to music, photo editing in Photoshop, and spending time with friends and family. In the future, she hopes to continue being involved with the writing and publication industry.

Emerson Judd, Co-Managing Editor/Poetry Editor

Emerson Judd is a junior double majoring in Creative Writing and Environmental Science & Resource Management. She is the co-creator of the UW Daily podcast Red Square in which she interviews strangers on the UW campus about their life stories and experiences. Beyond her interests in reading and storytelling, Emerson enjoys bird watching, organic farming, rock collecting, and temporary tattoos. She hopes to bring together her love of people, language, and the environment to work towards positive social change in the community.

Dacia Price, Prose Editor

Dacia Price is a senior majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Comparative History of Ideas. Her short stories and creative nonfiction have been published or are forthcoming in Pacifica Literary Review, Storm Cellar Quarterly, Into the Void Magazine, and various other literary journals. When not writing, Dacia can be found reading, exploring mountain trails, or curled up in the corner of her favorite used book store.

Caitlin McKeand, Visual Arts Editor

Caitlin McKeand is a junior majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in American Sign Language. She is the writer behind the Uniters of UW stories that are a part of the Unite UW program, and wants to carry with her the goal of getting voices heard through shared vulnerability that can be found in the words and work of others. She hopes to get her own book published and travel to every continent in the future.

Ruoxi Song, Layout Editor

Ruoxi Song is a senior majoring in photo/media and minoring in DXARTS. She is very interested in the layout of books and other physical forms, and she is also doing the layout for The Daily newspaper. She has a huge passion for the printing and publishing industries of visual arts and literature, and she made her own zines and photobooks in 2019. Ruoxi hopes to have a career in the art publication industry and have her own studio in the future. She is excited to be a member of the Bricolage team and also very happy to contribute on Issue 39.

Rianah Smith, Outreach Coordinator

Rianah Smith is a sophomore double majoring in English Language and Literature and Anthropology. She has been passionate about artistic and literary journals since 2015, after joining the leadership team for a youth publication. Rianah is an avid fan of reading and writing poetry, and hopes to one day work in either literary publication or education. Some of her favorite things beyond Bricolage include all kinds of music, thrift shops, makeup, and good coffee.

Wendi Zhou, Development Coordinator

Wendi Zhou is a sophomore double majoring in History and Philosophy. She is passionate about the literary arts and is excited to serve as the Development Coordinator for Issue 39. Wendi hopes one day to have a career in academia, and her hobbies include reading, running, and learning foreign languages.