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Meet Our Team

The Bayou Review provides a platform for new and established writers and artists to feature their work. Our dedicated prose editor and intern team carefully review all submissions and select pieces ranging from prose, poetry, and visual works.

Spring 2023 Interns


Marvin Deaver

Marvin Deaver (he/him) is a senior at the University of Houston- Downtown with double majors in English-Creative Writing and Political Science. He is also the Assistant to the Honors Program. He works alongside the director to help with engagement and programming for Honors students. His long-term plans are to graduate this Spring 2023 semester and attend law school. Outside of academics, Marvin enjoys writing, watching films, and playing board games.


Rachel Ann Preston 

Rachel Ann Preston (she/her) is a writer from Houston, Texas. Currently, she is a senior at the University of Houston-Downtown. She is graduating with a B. S. in Psychology. In her writing career, she is a founding member of the Odessa Collective, a writing community in Houston. Her work explores grief, mental illness, and the significantly small details of all relationships. Her writing has appeared in The Bayou ReviewThe Knell Journal (Anklebiters Publishing), and a chapbook published by Between Shadows Press (New Jersey). 

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Faculty Advisor

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Laura Cesarco Eglin (Uruguay) is a poet and translator, author of six collections of poetry, including Time/Tempo: The Idea of Breath (PRESS 254, 2022) and Life, One Not Attached to Conditionals (Thirty West Publishing House, 2020). She is the translator of Lara Dopazo Ruibal's claus and the scorpion (co•im•press, 2022), longlisted for the 2023 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; Hilda Hilst’s Of Death. Minimal Odes (co•im•press), winner of the 2019 Best Translated Book Award; and co-translator of Fabián Severo’s Night in the North (Eulalia Books, 2020). Cesarco Eglin is the publisher of Veliz Books and teaches creative writing at the University of Houston-Downtown. 

Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin 

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