Marianne Kunkel, our November featured member, is the author of Hillary, Made Up (Stephen F. Austin State University Press) and The Laughing Game (Finishing Line Press), as well as poems that have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Notre Dame Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Johnson County Community College, where she teaches children's literature and composition. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While earning her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she was the managing editor of Prairie Schooner and the African Poetry Book Fund. She is the editor-in-chief of Kansas City Voices and Kansas City Voices Youth and chair of The Writers Place‘s Youth Committee. She recently co-edited a poetry anthology, Curating Home (Woodneath Press), with Jose Faus and Glenn North that won the Missouri Library's Association's 2021 Literary Award. In her free time, she loves thrift-store shopping, attending political protests, and cooking vegetarian meals.