Creative Writing at The New School

Each school year brings a new editorial team for the Riggio Honors Program literary journal, 12th Street. Join us in welcoming the new editors and getting excited for a new year of 12th Street!


Editor-in-Chief: Ricky Tucker

Editor-in-Chief of 12th Street Ricky Tucker


Ricky Tucker is an art critic, editor, and short-storyteller. He can quote Designing Women but not Shakespeare.


Managing Editor: Ashawnta Jackson

NYC via Portland via Connecticut. Ashawnta Jackson prefers fiction to facts and vinyl to mp3.

Online Editor: Tolly Wright

12th Street Online Editor Tolly Wright


Tolly Wright is a writer, student, and sometimes actress.  She is passionate about early 20th century literature, pop culture, and her motherland, the city of Baltimore.  She is also secretly passionate about Renaissance Festivals and Korean Dramas.  She lives in Harlem.


Managing Online Editor: Christopher Pugh

12th Street Online Managing Editor Christopher Pugh


Christopher Pugh is a fiction writer, poet, musician and social activist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the recipient of the Riggio's Writing and Democracy fellowship at The New School who lives for adventure through travel, and new experiences. Following his time at the New School, he hopes to publish his first novel and begin work on a social rights documentary that will have him traversing Southeast Asia.

Fiction Editor: Daniel Husson

Fiction Editor of 12th Street


Daniel Gee Husson is a former newspaper copy editor, documentary writer/producer, and actor. He now focuses his writing on loneliness and isolation and how humans try to connect. You can catch him behind the bar made famous for scenes in The Godfather, Part II and Serpico. He lives in Alphabet City for now, but will soon make the move across the river.


Nonfiction Editor and Music Editor: Charlotte Slivka

12th Street Nonfiction and Music Editor Charlotte Slivka

Starting in Fall 2011 as a reader, 2013/14 will be Charlotte Slivka’s  3rd year with 12th Street. Now a junior at The New School, she is looking forward to bringing her musical past into the present through a hybrid of non-fiction and poetic forms. Born and raised in NYC, she has come to value the strange truth of being and the great collective fiction of living. She is working towards adding to the narrative.

Assistant Online Editor: Naima Asjad

Naima Asjad, an undergraduate at Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, is studying non-secular politics and governance in her self-designed major.


About The Author


Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.