T Kira Madden is a writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds a BBA in design and literature from Parsons School of Design and an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She served as the senior fiction editor for Lumina Journal and coordinator of a creative writing workshop at the Valhalla Correctional Facility in Valhalla, New York. She is the editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a print journal of literature and art, and the founding curator of Krapp Shot, a reading and performance series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She currently teaches writing at The Doe Fund to homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals and at Gotham Writers' Workshop. A 2014 MacDowell fellow and winner of the SLS Editor's Choice Award in fiction, she is currently at work on a novel.