Kay Cosgrove received a BA from Fairfield University, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and a PhD in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Her manuscript has been named a finalist for the Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize, the Field Poetry Prize, The St. Lawrence Book Award, and Larry Levis Intro Prize in Poetry from Four Way Books. She is the recipient of awards from The Academy of American Poets, Inprint Houston, and The Westchester Review. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, the American Poetry Review Review, Prairie Schooner, and EPOCH Magazine, among other journals. She lives in Philadelphia.