Kamden Ishmael Hilliard is a poet, editor, and teacher. They are the author of three chapbooks, most recently, henceforce: a travel poetic (Omnidawn Books, 2019); their debut full-length collection of poetry is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. Kam earned a BA in American Studies from The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and an MFA in Poetry from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. You can find Kam’s writing in print and online. Formerly, they are upset. Currently, they are the 2020-2022 Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Publishing and Writing. Forever? They are trying very hard.