KMA Sullivan is the author of two poetry collections: Inclined to Riot (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) and Necessary Fire, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems and essays have appeared in a variety of venues including Boston Review, The Rumpus, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, The Offing, diode; individual poems have been awarded the Academy of American Poetry Prize and the Emily Morrison Poetry Prize. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Summer Literary Seminars. Her education includes a B.A. from Trinity College, an M.A. from Boston College in Philosophy, and an M.F.A in Poetry from Virginia Tech. As founder and publisher at YesYes Books, KMA Sullivan has edited manuscripts which have gone on to win or be finalists for numerous book awards including American Book Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Lambda Award for Gay Poetry, Milt Kessler Award, Norma Farber First Book Award, Lambda Award for Transgender Poetry, Eric Hoffer Book Award, CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction, Balcones Poetry Prize, The Believer Book Award, John C. Zacharis First Book Award, among others. As writer and publisher, KMA regularly tours in order to perform her work as well as participate in conference panels. She has recently offered performances, poetry workshops, craft talks, and panel discussions at The Hugo House in Seattle, The Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter New Hampshire, The Portland Book Festival in Portland, Oregon, the Montana Book Festival in Missoula, Montana and the Write to Publish Conference in Portland Oregon. She believes in the power of art and literature to improve the lives they engage.