M.K. Foster’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast; RattleCrazyhorseThe Columbia Review;  The Adroit JournalThe OffingFourteen Hills; Sixth FinchB O D Y; The AccountWord RiotH.O.W. Journal; Ninth Letter; and elsewhere; her work has also been included in Read America(s), a poetry anthology from Locked Horn Press. In 2013, her work was selected by Stanley Plumly for the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, and in 2014, Sally Keith selected her poems for an Academy of American Poets Prize. In fall 2015, her poetry was recognized with two Pushcart Prize nominations, and in fall 2016, she received a 2016 Best of the Net nomination. Foster holds a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland and currently pursues a Ph.D. in Early Modern Literature through the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama, where her interests include trauma, poetics, performance theory, and the body.