Author of the article

Emily Kingery teaches English and writes poetry at a small university in Iowa. Her work appears widely in journals, including prose in Birdcoat Quarterly, CutBank, Eastern Iowa Review, and New South. Recently, she was named first runner-up in the 2020 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest, judged by Dinty W. Moore. She serves on the Board of Directors at the Midwest Writing Center, a non-profit organization that supports writers in the Quad Cities community.