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Kendra Mack

Hello, I'm Kendra! I'm a queer fiction writer, wanderer, and poet from the North Shore of Boston. I'm currently at work on a Walden-inspired millennial coming-of-age novel, and I also write and perform rhyming poetry. I'm the author of the chapbook THE BEAST IN THE BASEMENT: AND OTHER RHYMES, and I think writing in all caps looks like shouting. I study Creative Writing & Literature at Harvard Extension School, and I once graduated from the University of New Hampshire. I was born and raised in New Hampshire also, and my day job is in marketing.

Favorite books include: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, The Hours, Another Country, The Haunting of Hill House, Y: The Last Man, The World According to Garp, Where the Sidewalk Ends, anything by Rebecca Solnit

Favorite birds include: tufted titmice, cormorants, and puffins