Kimberly Simms

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Bio: Kimberly's literary voice is rooted in the Southern tradition of storytelling, informed by her British and Southern lineage. She is an award-winning published poet who has been featured on PBS and TedX. She was the was 2016 Carl Sandburg National Historic Site Writer-In-Residence and is a member of the SC Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. In her debut book of poems, Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill (FLP), Kimberly chronicles the lives of textile workers in the Southern Piedmont with historical accuracy and imaginative insight. These are poems of sorrow, joy, and redemption that linger in the heart. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University. Learn more at

Your support gives me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.

Tupelo Press provides the canvas; I bring my words, accompanied by a cohort of fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.

Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!