Mackenzie Berry is from Louisville, Kentucky. She has a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the First Wave Program. Her poetry has been published in Vinyl, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Hobart, and Broadsided Press, among others. She has an MA in Race, Media, and Social Justice from Goldsmiths, University of London through a Marcus L. Urann Graduate Fellowship. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Cornell University. Her debut poetry collection Slack Tongue City is forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2022. Her website is mackenzieberry.com.