Kimberly A. Collins is the author of a book of poems, Bessie’s Resurrection (Indolent Books, 2019), and a book of essays, Choose You! Wednesday Wisdom to Wake Your Soul (CreateSpace, 2017). She attended Spelman College and holds a BA from Trinity University, a MA in American and African American literature from Howard University and MFA in poetry from Spalding University. Collins’s poems have appeared in Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Black Magnolias, Berkeley Poetry Review, and the Women Artists 2017 Datebook, and in the anthologies Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora, The Nubian Gallery, Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, and 50/50: Poems and Translations by Womxn Over 50. Collins is a Callaloo Fellow, and teaches English and creative writing at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Her poem, “Remember My Name” has become a staple of annual Domestic Awareness Month observances.