Molly Kugel is the author of Groundcover (Tolsun, 2022), as well as the chapbooks The Forest of the Suburbs (Five Oaks, 2015) and sky, lotus, dustpoems of Rachel Carson (dancing girl press, forthcoming 2023).  Her poems have appeared most recently in Bennington Review, Cider Press Review, Josephine Quarterly, Mid-American Review, and Plant-Human Quarterly. She completed her PhD in Literary Studies at the University of Denver, and she is the Ecology Editor for Cordella Magazine.