July 26, 2017 |
Kevin Simmonds is a writer and musician originally from New Orleans. He is the author of the poetry collections Bend to it and Mad for Meat and the editor of Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality and Ota Benga Under my Mother’s Roof. His writing also appears in the anthologies War Diaries, To Be Left with the Body, The Ringing Ear, and Gathering Ground. He has composed numerous musical works for voice and chamber ensemble, as well as for stage productions, such as the Emmy Award-winning documentary HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.