Riley Morsman is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing & Environment program at Iowa State University. Riley writes both Creative Nonfiction and poetry, but also enjoys pursuing inter-genre work that blurs the border between the two. Her work has been published in Barren Magazine and Touchstone Literary Magazine.
Described by a colleague as their “lovely extroverted friend of the prairie,” Riley is proud to hail from the Sunflower State. Although both she and her husband, Ben, grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, they were able to spend several years in the Flint Hills of central Kansas – a place Riley deems is the true home of “spacious skies” and “amber waves of grain.”