Dené K. Dryden is a journalist and multimedia professional who has worked in the worlds of newspapers, radio, magazines, digital publications and more. She earned her B.A. in English at Kansas State University, where Traci Brimhall helped guide her as a poet. Her poems have found homes in Rogue Agent, Lammergeier, the Flint Hills Review and Touchstone. In 2021, she self-published a poetry zine, Twice As Many Stars As Usual. Born and raised in Kansas, Dené’s now enduring Minnesota’s chilly winters. Find her on Twitter @denekdryden.