Kendra Bartell is an MFA poetry student at University of Washington, Seattle. She graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with an English BA, and won the 2012 Robert H. Chasen Memorial award for poetry. Her work has appeared in Mare Nostrum, Utter, and So to Speak. This past summer, she taught creative nonfiction at the UVA Young Writers Workshop. Currently, she teaches composition and poetry at UW Seattle.