Cynie Cory is a poet (“American Girl,” New Issues Press 2004), playwright and essayist. Cynie grew up in Marquette, Michigan. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and florida State University, where she earned a Ph.D. Her poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, New American Writing, Shade, Verse, and Western Humanities Review. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida.