Dr. Karyna McGlynn, Assistant Professor, hails from Austin, TX. She received her B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Seattle University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Michigan in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Houston in 2015. Dr. McGlynn is the author of Hothouse (Sarabande Books 2017), and I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande Books 2009). Her poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, Georgia Review, Witness, and The Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day. Karyna’s teaching and research interests include poetry in performance, humor writing, creative nonfiction, the female gothic, and literary translation. In her spare time, she enjoys swing dancing, stand-up comedy, and flipping through dusty bins of vinyl.