Two Poems by Kimberly Ann Southwick

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS, which has been in print for over eleven years. ORCHID ALPHA, her full-length collection will be published with Trembling Pillow Press in 2021, and a micro-chapbook of hers LAST TO BET: the near sonnets is appearing this summer via Ghost City Press. Kimberly lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and is graduating with her PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this May, having recently successfully defended her dissertation ALETHEIA, which includes a poetry manuscript, play, and essay on the poetics of hybridity. She tweets at @kimannjosouth; visit her at for more.