top of page

the One Bird

These are powerful, courageous poems that are needed in the world—they give voice to the voiceless and they make space for the vulnerable, ultimately showing us the strength to make it through. Slaughter the One Bird is a remarkable collection that reminded me of the incredible power of women poets and well-written poems.


Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Dialogues with Rising Tides 

Priest-Cover with award.png

The Optimist 
Shelters in Place

Through the lens of collective tragedy and the lived experience of a woman alone, these neo-confessional poems balance the ache of imagining families “sobbing” in hospital parking lots with the personal loss of long isolation, the fresh finality of divorce, and even the tedious need to clean the shower. 


-Lisa Fay Coutley, tether

Optimist Cover.png

Parrot Flower 

In a poetry that is as compassionate as it is beautiful, Priest shows us how even attempting to name a trauma is a nonlinear effort, a heart’s ongoing work. 


-Chen Chen, author of When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Future Possibilities

Parrot Flower Cover.png

Still Life

Hold tight, this collection will take you on a journey, as it leans into the underbelly of “where the smoke becomes insightful.”  


Kelly Grace Thomas, author of Boat Burned

Still Life by Kimberly Ann Priest Cover

Want to order a signed copy from me?

Before making a purchase via PayPal, please send my a note from my CONTACT page stating the book(s) you wish to purchase, quantities, and your shipping address. I will confirm stock before requesting payment.

Slaughter the One Bird   $16

The Optimist Shelters in Place $12

Parrot Flower   $10

Still Life $12

Shipping $2 per book ordered

bottom of page