Karen Schnurstein is a poet and budding memoirist. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Her poetry has appeared in The Ibis Head Review, Bi Women Quarterly, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Halcyon Days, and Founder's Favourites. Her poem "Sunflowers in August" was a Best Poem finalist in an Adelaide contest. She lives in the Midwest United States with her two favorite cats.