Hey all! My second chapbook "still life" comes out with PANK this October. Pre-order info will be available soon but, for now, here's a first "teaser" video I made to introduce my work.

I really believe in the importance of exploring difficult emotional terrain and giving more personal and public space to these stories to erase shame and shaming. Too many woman and men privately suffer physiological stresses from carrying sexual trauma. Sharing and validating these stories and experiences allows victims/survivors to release the impact of that shame, offering compassion to the self and receiving it from communities. These poems are my own act of "compassionate self-witness" through art.

Enjoy. Be moved. Offer compassion to yourself and others. And please feel free to share this video!

*trigger warning

I am happy to announce that I now have a YouTube channel where I will share poetry you, yes YOU! Just go to YouTube and search "Kimberly Ann Priest"

But for now, enjoy this video created for the Lansing, Michigan "Poetry in Place" series to honor our time sheltering in place during the corona virus crisis. May you all stay well.

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