Kika Dorsey is a poet and fiction writer in Boulder, Colorado, and lives with her two children, husband, and Border Collie. She wakes up every morning and crafts poetry out of dreams, myths, her body, and her travels. While finishing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in Seattle, Washington, she performed her poetry with musicians and artists. Her poems and fiction have been published in The Denver Quarterly, The Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Comstock Review, Freshwater, The Columbia Review, among numerous other journals and books. Her collection of poems, Beside Herself (Flutter Press, 2010) was followed by her full-length collection, Rust (Word Tech Editions, 2016). Her forthcoming book, Coming Up For Air, will be released in 2018. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. Currently, she works as an adjunct instructor of English at Front Range Community College and tutors. When not writing or teaching, she taxis her teenagers to activities, swims miles in pools, and runs and hikes in the open space of Colorado’s mountains and plains.