hannah han

Hannah Han lives in Los Angeles, California. She co-founded The Stirling Spoon in the summer of 2018 and is the head editor of both prose and art submissions. She has received recognition for her fiction and poetry from the Alliance for Young Writers & Artists, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Jet Fuel Review, Sine Theta Magazine, and Parallax, among others. Besides reading and writing, Hannah enjoys drawing, eating churros, stalking Goodreads, and sleeping in.


riley baker

Riley Baker now lives in Delaware but originally hails from the Chicago area. As co-founder and co-editor-in-chief, she is the head of poetry submissions for The Stirling Spoon. Riley has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has attended summer writing institutes at Interlochen Arts Academy and Stanford University. She has been rotating obsessions with different things and currently seems to be stuck on Vietnamese iced coffee, Herman Koch novels, and sorting pictures of people in iPhoto by their faces.


poetry readers:


logan brown

Logan Brown is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the head and founder of the poetry club at St. Andrew’s School and plans to pursue poetry in college. He frequently performs spoken word and has a passion for creating platforms for others to explore themselves through self-expression. Logan loves binging shows ranging from Game of Thrones to Rick and Morty. He also likes filming and is interested in mixing poetry with cinematography.


sydney jezik

Sydney Jezik lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been writing since she was six years old. She is the head and founder of her school’s poetry club and the president of its spoken word club, as well as an editor for its critically acclaimed newspaper. She is also currently writing a musical that is set to be produced by her high school’s drama department. When Sydney isn’t writing, she enjoys running, laughing, hanging out with friends, listening to music, and baking things with peanut butter in them.


prose readers:

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nathan zhang

Nathan Zhang lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and currently reads and reviews both prose and poetry submissions for The Stirling Spoon. He has received recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, The North Carolina Poetry Society, and The Austin International Poetry Festival. Outside of writing, he enjoys binge watching cooking videos, knowing too much about Sigmund Freud, and Wikipedia deep dives.


maddie botti

Maddie Botti is from Boston, Massachusetts. She is involved in the magazine and digital newspaper at her school, and is in the midst of attempting to write a novel. Maddie has attended the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, as well as monthly classes at Grubstreet in Boston, and is also interested in filmmaking and cinematography. Her latest obsessions include Sylvia Plath, Pink Floyd, and Mr. Robot.