Background: Madeline Vardell is an M.F.A. student at New Mexico State University, studying poetry. She teaches English 111, works as a Public Speaking Instructor for VSA of Texas, and is a coordinator for La Sociedad and Writers in the Schools. She <3 bodies of water, relationship poetry, and Man vs Food. Her recent work can be found in Bayou Magazine, [Pank], Rhino, and Whiskey Island.