Kevin Simmonds

Kevin Simmonds is a poet, composer, musician and performer. His books include The Monster I Am Today (Northwestern UP 2021), the poetry collection Bend to it (Salmon Poetry, 2014), Mad for Meat (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Ota Benga Under My Mother’s Roof, the edited edition of the late Carrie Allen McCray’s final work of poetry (University of South Carolina Press, 2012), and the poetry anthology Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011). Kevin received a Fulbright fellowship to Singapore where he started the first-ever poetry workshop in Changi Prison. He has published poems, essays and reviews inAmerican Scholar, FIELD, jubilat, Kyoto Journal, Massachusetts Review, Poetry, Rhino and Salt Hill, and in the anthologies Beyond the Frontier, Ecopoetry, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear, To Be Left with the Body and War Diaries.