K.M. English is the author of Wave Says (Kore Press, 2021). She holds degrees from Boston College and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and her work has received fellowships and scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Vermont Studio Center.


KME's current projects include A Movable Bed--a hybrid, docupoetic work concerned with structures of care and indifference, specifically encountering California's homelessness crisis--and a middle grades lyrical novel about a search for home, camellias, and a pig called Gertrude Stein. KME spent years teaching creative writing, literature, and composition to university and community college students in Brooklyn. She has served as a classroom teacher in under-resourced public middle and high schools and has taught court-involved young adults in New Orleans. KME has pruned jasmine for rich ladies and spent a decade+ in restaurants fine and unsavory as a server, co-owner, and wine buyer. 


A daughter of Troy, NY and mistress of the city of New Orleans, KME

currently raises two boys and eleven fruit trees in California. 

K.M. English poet author