Cicily Bennion is a writer and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas. Her specializations include the essay and bibliomemoir as well as crime and spiritual writing. Her essay, "About Boredom," was recognized in Best American Essays 2020, and her work has been published in Hotel Amerika, The Journal, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere. Cicily lives on the grounds of a WWII memorial site with her husband and young son.