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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 Vermont Studio Center, the Community of Writers, and the Napa Valley Writers Conference.


KME's current projects include a hybrid, docupoetic work, SHELTER, a domestic story and a middle grades lyrical novel. SHELTER is concerned with capitalist structures of care and indifference and problems of witness, particularly in the places where those issues intersect with motherhood and the homelessness crisis in her neighborhood and on the US west coast. KME has taught for CUNY, New Orleans public schools, and in alternative settings for court-involved youth. She 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 is currently being raised by two boys and eleven fruit trees.

K.M. English poet author

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