Kamden Ishmael Hilliard is a black, nonbinary settler from Hawai'i; they currently live in Cleveland, Ohio, where they are the Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Publishing and Writing at the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Kam holds a BA in American Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. They have received support from The National YoungArts Foundation, The Davidson Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, The UCROSS Foundation, Banff Centere, and Callaloo. Kam’s writing appears in West Branch, The Black Warrior Review, Tagvverk, Denver Quarterly, The Columbia Review, and other publications. Find ‘em on the internet at kamdenihilliard.com.