Kimberly Ann Southwick is an Aries with a Capricorn Moon & Ascendant. She is the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS, which has been in print since 2009. Her current manuscript in circulation, ORCHID ALPHA, was a finalist for the 2018 Moon City Press Prize in Poetry, and her work was a finalist for the 2016 Yemassee Poetry Prize and a semi-finalist for the Beecher's Magazine 2016 Poetry Prize. She is a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where her scholarship centers around genre studies, lyric theory, and feminist theory and criticism. Her department has awarded her the Dr. Shelley Anne Martin award (2016-7) for best seminar paper and Florence Jones award (2017-8) for overall excellence. The Graduate School has awarded her the Richard G. Neiheisel & Mary B. Neiheisel Dissertation Award for 2018. Her most recently published poetry chapbook is EFS & VEES from Hyacinth Girl Press. Kimberly received her MA in English from NYU and her BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana with her husband, Geoffrey, and their dogs, Jasper and Nova.