Missy Brownson resides in Georgetown, Kentucky, and works as the associate director of communications and outreach at a Frankfort-based educational organization. Her chapbook, Hush Candy, was published by Broadstone Books in 2018. In 2021, Missy’s poetry appeared alongside the visual art of Melissa T. Hall in two exhibits at the Lexington Art League, Memento Mori and Pandemia; full-color catalogs featuring these poems and images were published by Broadstone Books. Missy, a graduate of Earlham College and participant in the MFA program at Murray State University, didn’t begin writing poetry in earnest until 2007 when she returned to her hometown of Owensboro, where she reconnected with creative writing legend David Bartholomy and met poet Kelly Moffett. Her work has appeared in The Lumberyard Magazine, The Louisville Review, Open 24 Hours and The Heartland Review, where her work was awarded “finalist” and “honorable mention” designations for the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize. Her work has also been distributed via the email poetry service of tweetspeakpoetry.com, Every Day Poems. Missy lives with her good husband and some bad cats.