Kevin Simmonds

Kevin Simmonds

Kevin Simmonds is an artist originally from New Orleans now based in San Francisco. His books include Mad for Meat (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), and the edited collection Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof (University of South Carolina Press, 2012). His films, including feti(sh)ame and Singing Whitman, have screened internationally. He wrote the music for the 2009 Emmy Award–winning documentary HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, and Voices of Haiti: A Post-Quake Odyssey in Verse, both of which debuted at the National Black Theatre Festival and were commissioned by the Pulitzer Center.

Kevin Simmonds