Kasey Perkins, who teaches under Kasey Grady, is a professor, freelance editor, and writer who completed her MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2014. She is the recipient of the 2014 Margaret Leong Children’s Poetry Prize and received her MA in English at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where she was both a frequent performer and organizer in the poetry slam community. Her chapbook, When the Dead Get Mail, was released through Finishing Line Press in 2019.

Overall, her poetry and poetry book reviews have appeared in the Chattahoochee Review, Chariton Review, Digital Americana, Green Hills Literary Lantern, the Wisconsin Review, the Oracle, Lumina, and many more. She currently teaches first year writing and foodways courses at Washington University in St. Louis.

Her scholarly interests include memoirs, food writing, writing pedagogy, mentoring first generation and Pell-eligible college students, and pop culture adaptations of classic literature. When not engrossed in the world of reading and writing, she loves to cook, entertain, watch bad television, and spend time with her husband, three children, and two rescue dogs.