Tasslyn Magnusson is a Program Consultant with Freedom to Read at PEN America. She researches censorship attempts in the K-12 libraries and supports PEN Ameria’s work in creating resources to support authors whose work is targeted. Tasslyn received her BA from University of Minnesota-Morris, MA from Hamline University and a PhD in American History from Case Western Reserve University. After twenty years of work in the fundraising sector in Cleveland, California, and Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Tasslyn returned to school, receiving an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN. Her poems have been published in Rogue Agent Journal, Room Magazine, The Mom Egg Review, and others. She was nominated for a 2018 and 2020 Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her chapbook, “defining,” (dancing girl press) was published in January 2019.