Kay Bell has been writing since her 6th grade teacher introduced her to the poetry form: Haiku. She can be quoted: “If it makes me cry, sweat or bleed, then it is worth writing about." She is currently pursuing a MFA in Creative Writing at The City College of New York, where she has been awarded both the undergraduate poetry prize: The Esther Unger Poetry Prize & the graduate award: The David Dortort Prize in Creative Writing for Non-Fiction. Kay has been published in the book, Brown Molasses Sunday: An Anthology of Black Women Writers, Moko: Caribbean Arts and Letters, The Write Launch, and other venues. She lives in the Bronx with her husband, two sons and their tabby cat Chad.