Kyrstin Jacqueline Gentilcore is a poet, artist, and educator. Gentilcore holds a BFA from Alfred University concentrating in Poetry & Expanded Media, and a MA in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University. In her studies with poet Sarah Gridley, dreams solidified into reality when she claimed poetry as her vocation. Kyrstin Jacqueline is dedicating her life to achieving peace on this brilliant planet through the platform of poetics; This work operates at the intersection of the living world and God. Her artistic practice of poetry strives to ignite imagination, which she believes to inspire empathy towards the earth and all sentient beings. Gentilcore is a native New Yorker living in the emerald necklace of Cleveland, Ohio.