Katherine Cousino is a poet from Clay, WV. Katherine graduated with her BA in English from Shepherd University in 2013. At Shepherd University she was long-time editor for Sans Merci, Shepherd's annual creative magazine. She has had several poems published in said magazine and looks forward to more opportunities to be presented at Notre Dame. Katherine began writing poetry when she was eleven years old; her poetic topics have soared since snot-nosed boys in the lunchroom and annoying household chores. Katherine now explores topics such as her late father, body politics, gender dysfunction, and imagined dystopias.