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 debut full-length poetry collection, ORCHID ALPHA, is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press this year. She graduated in May 2020 with her doctorate in English & Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and her dissertation was titled "Aletheia: An original collection of poems and a play, with an essay exploring hybridity in works by contemporary American women poets via hybrid utterance." Previously Kimberly received her MA in English from NYU & her BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing from Emerson College. Her micro-chap LAST TO BET: THE NEAR SONNETS was published by Ghost City Press in Summer 2020. She is currently working on a manuscript of decoupage poetry as well as circulating the manuscript for her second full-length poetry collection. Kimberly has been a featured reader at the Open Mouth Poetry Festival and Dogfish New Orleans Reading series. She is a proud member of the Emily Dickinson International Society. Kimberly currently lives in Saks, Alabama, with her daughter, Esmé, and their dog Nova (most of the time). She is an Assistant Professor specializing in Poetry and Creative Writing at Jacksonville State University.