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 Field Poetry Prize and the 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 Massachusetts Review, FIELD, and EPOCH Magazine, among other journals. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.