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Cassie Pruyn is the author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History (The History Press, 2017) and the poetry collection Lena (Texas Tech University Press, 2017), winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, long-listed for the 2017 Julie Suk Award, and short-listed for the 2017 Audre Lorde Award in Lesbian Poetry. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI Online, The Normal School, 32 Poems, The Los Angeles Review, Poet Lore, The Adroit Journal and many others. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, she holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She teaches at Bard Early College in New Orleans.

Contact Cassie at: cassie.pruyn@gmail.com