Karyna McGlynn earned her MFA from University of Michigan, where she received the Zell Postgraduate Fellowship in Poetry and a Hopwood Award. Her first book, I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl, won the 2008 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and is forthcoming from Sarabande Books. Karyna’s recent chapbooks include Scorpionica (New Michigan Press, 2007) and Alabama Steve (Destructible Heart Press, 2008). Her poems have recently appeared in Fence, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, Verse Daily, LIT and Ninth Letter. She has also been a member of five National Poetry Slam teams from Austin, Seattle and Ann Arbor. Karynacurrently teaches at Concordia University in Austin, where she lives with the multimedia artist Adam Theriault.