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Program Directors



Sarah Feng | Founder & Program Director

Sarah is a poet and novelist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a 2018 Foyle Commended Young Poet of the Year and the runner-up for the Adroit Prize for Prose. Her design, editorial, and creative writing work have also been recognized by Teen Vogue, the Critical Pass Junior Poet Prize, the Live Poets Society of New Jersey, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Leyla Beban Young Author’s Foundation, the California Coastal Commission, Write the World, the American Scholastic Press Association, and more. Her work is in Gigantic Sequins and Up the Staircase Quarterly. She was Kenyon Young Writer's Workshop '18 and the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship '17. At the Kenyon workshop, she participated in an activity where writers wrote non-stop while listening silently to a series of songs, auditory signals, and choral polyphonies played in a single, flowing sequence. She remembered magic happening in that moment, the tremor of gravity buzzing up the base of the skull, the entrance and re-entrance into the mind, the voltage shimmering between music and words. Sarah also instructs charcoals and pastels at a summer art camp and illustrates moodboards for her own short stories. She has faith in the power of the interdisciplinary arts and their persistence in our memories and minds. You can find her here.


Patrick Tong | Outreach Director

Patrick is a high school junior from the northern suburbs of Chicago. His work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Poetry Society of the UK, and appears in Eunoia Review and Rising Phoenix Review. Besides reading for COUNTERCLOCK, he currently serves as an Executive Editor for Polyphony H.S. and a copy editor for its affiliated blog, Voices.


Rachel Lu | Operations Director

Rachel is an undergraduate at Hamilton College in upstate New York. She has been recognized for her work by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and her work appears in Voyage and Red Weather. She misses the sun at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Jennifer Rouse| Events Coordinator

Jennifer is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cornell College. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Gulf Stream, Parentheses, Cleaver, Always Crashing, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Rouse is a two-time finalist for the Charlotte Mew Prize. Headmistress Press has published her books Acid and TenderCAKE, and Riding with Anne Sexton. Find her at and on Twitter @jrouse.


Katherine Han | Public Relations

Katherine Han is currently a senior at Pinewood School. She watches the show “Jane the Virgin” obsessively, and loves her pet bunny Skip. Katherine is very excited to help manage the social media aspect of the Arts Collective.