Kym Cunningham received her MFA from San Jose State University with emphases in creative nonfiction and poetry. She acted as the lead Nonfiction Editor of Reed Magazine, the oldest literary magazine west of the Mississippi. She received the Ida Fay Sachs Ludwig Memorial Scholarship, the Academy of American Poets Prize, MARY’s Editor’s Prize, and a Pushcart nomination for outstanding achievement in her writing. Her writing has been published in more than a dozen literary journals, and anthologized twice. Her first poetry chapbook is slated to be published in 2018 by Finishing Line Press.