Cicily Bennion is a writer, PhD student, and Voertman-Ardoin fellow at the University of North Texas where she specializes in creative nonfiction. 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 is the essays editor at American Literary Review, and she serves as an online editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. She lives in Texas with her husband and young son.