Kimberly Ann Southwick is an Aries with a Capricorn Moon & Ascendant. She is the founder & editor in chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS, which has been in print since 2009. Her full-length poetry manuscript, ORCHID ALPHA, will be published by Trembling Pillow Press in 2021; it was a finalist over six times and a semi-finalist twice before getting picked up. Kimberly has been a featured reader at the Open Mouth Poetry Festival and Dogfish New Orleans Reading series. She graduated in May 2020 with her doctorate in English & Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, after successfully defending her dissertation "Aletheia: An original collection of poems and a play, with an essay exploring hybridity in works by contemporary American women poets via hybrid utterance." Her most recently published poetry chapbook is EFS & VEES from Hyacinth Girl Press, and she has a micro-chap LAST TO BET: THE NEAR SONNETS forthcoming from Ghost City Press in Summer 2020. Kimberly received her MA in English from NYU & her BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing from Emerson College. She currently lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, with her husband, Geoffrey Thompson, their daughter, Esmé, and their two dogs, Jasper and Nova. They will be relocating to Jacksonville, Alabama soon so that she may begin a tenure-track job at Jacksonville State University within their English department as an Assistant Professor specializing in Poetry and Creative Writing.