Kyla Marshell writes poems, essays, and nonfiction stories. Her work has appeared in SPOOK Magazine, Gawker, Sarah Lawrence magazine, Blackbird, Calyx, Eleven Eleven, Vinyl Poetry, and elsewhere. She has written about music for 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, the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, and the Cave Canem retreat. Originally from Boston, she has lived in Kentucky, Maine, and Maryland, and now lives in New York.