K.M. English is the author of Wave Says (Kore Press, 2021). 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 structures of care and indifference under capitalism and problems of witness, particularly in the places where those issues intersect with motherhood and the housing crisis in her neighborhood. KME has taught for the City University of New York, in 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, wine buyer, co-owner, and concept/interior designer.
A daughter of Troy, NY and mistress of the city of New Orleans, KME currently teaches high school English while being raised by two boys and eleven fruit trees.
K.M. English poet author