KM Sharp is a published poet, writer, MSW, activist, producer,
KM received a BA in Communications from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Social Work from Saint Louis University. She worked as a social worker on the streets, in shelters, and at community support agencies counseling women, men, and children and those experiencing chronic displacement, mental and physical health issues, substance addiction, domestic violence, and transitioning out of prison until she became disabled in 2004 after a car accident.
KM then studied under the renowned Welsh-American scholar, poet, and bard Jon Dressel. She is a member of St. Louis (Un)Stable Writers and Beyond Baroque in LA. KM co-produced and emceed a monthly literary and music show called Poems, Prose and Pints at Dressel’s Public House, co-produced and emceed Voices from the Underground and Truth Be Told Storytelling at Atomic Cowboy, St. Louis 100 Thousand Poets for Change events, and hosted the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud at the Saint Louis Regional Arts Commission. She has performed in shows and events nationally and internationally.
KM is a recipient of the TMR Access for Artists Fellowship (The Missouri Review, 2020). Her poetry and writings appear 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), OneGlobe Citizen (2016), Art Is a Living Thing (New Zealand Pacific Studios Exhibition at Aratoi-Wairarapa Museum, 2016-17), Heirs of November: Poems-Prose-Protests (KM Sharp, 2017). Forthcoming publications include Uprooted (TBA, 2021), Liminal Woman (TBA, 2021), Visual Poetry Exhibition: Volume 11 (The American Journal of Poetry, Summer/Fall Issue 2021), Where Are The Bees? (TBA).
Current Projects: KM is producing an art blog/publication called Travel Artists Hub and with her partner, animator, and video editor Robert Bram Silvey. She is also collaborating on the art book Where Are The Bees? illustrated by visual artist, animator, and director Oliver Conrad from Switzerland, co-producing a poetry book in Portugal with poets and a bookstore, and continues online literary education and working on screenplays, a musical, and several books of poetry.
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I Become One: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/535383
Heirs of November: Poems-Prose-Protests https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/757279
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