Kamden Hilliard was born in California and grew up in Hawai’i. They graduated from The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a BA in American Studies and are a Graduate Fellow at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Kamden has received support from Callaloo, Sarah Lawrence College, The UCROSS Foundation, and the Davidson Institute. Kamden prefers Kam and published three chapbooks: distress tolerance (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016), Perceived Distance From Impact (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), and hencefore: A Travel Poetic (forthcoming, Omnidawn). Find their writing in The Black Warrior Review, West Branch, American Chordata, Lambda Literary Review, and other sunspots. If they did something else, it, too, would be pro-human.