JK Larkin is a Long Island based writer and recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. On top of his position as Literary Manager and Editor of The Red Penguin Collection, JK works at The Mary Louis Academy as the coach of their Speech & Debate Team, coaching students to perform excerpts of dramatic literature, prose, and poetry for weekly competitions on both the local and national levels. His body of work draws heavily upon themes of queerness, existentialism, morality, and the struggle to connect in a deeply divided world. This past year, JK published his first two collections, not kidding. and Side Street. Follow him at @jksnotkidding on Instagram or @JKLarkinTM on Facebook to keep up to date with his artistic journey.