Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska, a city ridging the backbone of the West and the Midwest.

Her work has received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review, been named Notable in Best American Essays 2019, and is published in DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, Waxwing, and The Rumpus, among others. She is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief at Split/Lip Press.

Cancer sun, Aquarian moon, Scorpio rising. Ask her where she’s “from” and she will spread out the maps.