KM’s Bio

Kristin Maria Sharp is a poet, writer, MSW, activist, producer and photographer originally from Saint Louis, Missouri. She moved to Los Angeles, California and now lives as a digital nomad traveling and exploring the world. Although KM still calls L.A. her home, for the past eight years she has been gathering experiences and stories to share through her poetry and writings. Her most recent nomadic adventures have been in South East Asia, Oceania, Mexico, and Europe.

KM received a BA in Communications from University of Colorado and a MSW from Saint Louis University. She worked as a social worker on the streets, in homeless shelters and at community support agencies counseling women, men and children and those experiencing homelessness, mental and physical health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence and transitioning out of prison, until she became disabled in 2004 after a car accident. She then studied under the renowned Welsh-American poet, bard and scholar Jon Dressel. She is a member of the St. Louis (Un)Stable Writers and Beyond Baroque in L.A. 

KM co-produces and emcees a monthly literary and music show called Poems, Prose and Pints at Dressel’s Public House, co-produced and emceed Voices from the Underground, Truth Be Told Storytelling at Atomic Cowboy and St. Louis 100 Thousand Poets for Change events at St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and hosted Poetry Out Loud at Saint Louis Regional Arts Commission. She has performed in shows and events nationally and internationally. Her poetry and writings have appeared in Bad Shoe (JK Publishing, 2009), Feast Magazine (September, 2010) VSA Arts of Missouri anthology Where We Can Read The Wind (VSA Missouri, 2011), No Vacancy (Aja LaStarr, 2013), Turning the Clocks Forward (VSA Missouri, 2013) I Become One (KM Sharp, 2015) in the anthology Crossing the Divide (Vagabond Press, 2016), One Globe Citizen (2016) and Art Is a Living Thing (New Zealand Pacific Studios Exhibition at Aratoi-Wairarapa Museum, 2016-17), Uprooted (TBA, 2019), Liminal Woman (TBA, 2019), First Class Nuts (TBA, 2019).

Current Projects: KM is producing a travel blog/publication called Travel Artists Hub and writing a series of travel poetry, prose and photography books with her partner, Robert Bram Silvey. She is also co-writing an environmental awareness children’s book illustrated by Swiss illustrator and director, co-producing a poetry book in Portugal with poets and a bookstore, and continues working ona musical, two novels and several books of poetry. 

Please feel free to contact KM Sharp by email: poemsproseandpints@yahoo.com

Check out KM website: http://kmsharp1111.com

Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristinsharp.1111 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KMSharp1111

Download KM’s ebooks:

I Become One: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/535383 

Heirs of November: Poems, Prose and Protests https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/757279

Visit and subscribe to KM’s blogs:

Travel Artists Hub: http://travelartistshub.com

Heirs of November poetry-prose-protests: http://www.heirsofnovember.tumblr.com 

First Class Nuts travel stories and photography: https://medium.com/first-class-nuts 

Latent Eye photography and art: http://www.latenteye.tumblr.com 

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