Kirsten Ihns is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a first year Ph.D. student and Neubauer Presidential Fellow in English Literature at the University of Chicago, where she studies texts that seem to want to be images. Winner of the 2016 Black Warrior Review poetry prize (judged by Hoa Nguyen), her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Black Warrior Review, Yalobusha Review, BOAAT, The Offing, The Sonora Review, TAGVVERK, and elsewhere. She is from Atlanta, GA.