Cassie Pruyn is a New Orleans-based poet born and raised in Portland, Maine. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and a BA from Bard College. Her poems and reviews have appeared in AGNI Online, ENTROPY, and The Double Dealer, with work forthcoming from The Normal School, 32 Poems, Blue Lyra Review, Lunch Ticket and The Los Angeles Review. She was a finalist in the 2013 and 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and a finalist in the 2013 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize. Her obsessions include geographic history, geographic mystery, and the impossible struggle to express place through language.