Kara Lewis is a poet, writer, and editor based in Kansas City. Her poems have appeared in Stirring, SWWIM, Pithead Chapel, Sprung Formal, and elsewhere. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in poetry at New England College's low-residency program, where she received the prestigious Joel Oppenheimer scholarship.

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