Kym Cunningham recently earned her PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her poetry chapbook, new mythologies, was published by Dream Pop Press in May 2022. Her essay collection, Difficulty Swallowing, was published in 2019. She currently works as the Acquisitions Editor at Blue Avocado, a magazine of practical tools and tips for nonprofits. When she is not writing or working (the two not being mutually exclusive, of course), she enjoys roving the West Coast with her partner and their somewhat feral dog, Truffle Monster—the dog, of course, being the best companion of the three.