Kara Knickerbocker is an internationally published writer and world traveler from Saegertown, Pennsylvania and the author of the chapbooks The Shedding Before the Swell (dancing girl press, 2018) and Next to Everything that is Breakable (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She earned her BA in English from Westminster College in 2012 and her MFA at Carlow University/Trinity College Dublin. Her most recent poetry and essays appeared in or are forthcoming from: The Laurel Review, Moledro Magazine, Coldnoon, Ink in Thirds, Poet Lore, Pretty Owl Poetry, Pennsylvania’s Best Emerging Poets, and the anthology Voices from the Attic, Vol. XXII, among others. Her poetry collections won first place in their category at both the 2016 and 2017 Sigma Tau Delta International English Convention. Knickerbocker currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she works at Carnegie Mellon University, writes with the Madwomen in the Attic at Carlow University, and co-curates the MadFridays Reading Series. You can find more of her adventures on her travel blog, From This Side of the Sun.