Kyla Marshell is a writer of poetry and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in SPOOK Magazine, Gawker, Sarah Lawrence magazine, Blackbird, Calyx, Eleven Eleven, and Vinyl Poetry, among others. Her writings on music have been featured on Okayplayer's REVIVE Channel and Wondaland.com. In 2013, Ebony.com named her one of 7 Young Black Writers You Should Know. She is a graduate of Spelman College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Cave Canem. Originally from Boston, she has lived in Maryland, Kentucky, Maine, and Atlanta, and now lives in New York.