about our collective

the tbr collective

Randall HortonEditor-in-Chief

Randall Horton is an assistant professor of English at the University of New Haven in Connecticut and the author of The Definition of Place (2006) and The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street (2009). READ MORE

Melanie HendersonManaging/Layout Editor

Melanie Henderson, 4th generation native of Washington, DC, earned an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge; an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development from Trinity University in Washington, DC. READ MORE

Truth ThomasPoetry Editor

Truth Thomas is a singer-songwriter and poet, born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Washington, DC. He studied creative writing at Howard University under Dr. Tony Medina and earned his MFA in poetry at New England College. READ MORE

Fred JoinerAmbassador of Arts

Fred Joiner is a poet/artist/curator living in Washington DC. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in: Callaloo, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora... READ MORE


Kim Coleman FooteFiction/Non-Fiction Editor

Kim Coleman Foote received an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Obsidian, The Literary Review, Black Renaissance Noire, and elsewhere. Writing honors include... READ MORE

About TBR

Tidal Basin Review (TBR) is an electronic literary journal with a print on demand option that features poetry, prose and visual art from the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond.

Contact Us

  • Address:
    P.O. Box 1703
    Washington, DC 20013


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