© 2023 by KMA Sullivan

from oil moon rises

I don’t need your benediction

not for glory

not for your bronze wings

or swirling stumps

my left shoulder glows at dawn

I am the coming storm

                KMA Sullivan

                    Inclined to Riot

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Released May 2019

Inclined to Riot

Inclined to Riot, KMA Sullivan’s second poetry collection, calls out and pushes against historical and interpersonal expectations which seek to contain, silence, erase the substance of a woman as anything other than mother, daughter, compliant lover. This rejection of imposed identity and circumscribed possibility is offered in lyric, fluid, sensual images as the poet walks through art galleries across the United States and Europe responding to classical and contemporary art which attempt to tell her who she is. She does not relent: “even in fragments / mouth open, nostrils flared / I am nomad, moon goddess, carbon smear / if wings sprouted from my face / I would not fly back.” Instead, she emerges inclined to riot.

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KMA is available for readings, workshops, interviews, and classroom visits (skype and in person). She frequently travels individually as a writer/editor and regularly tours with a crew of YesYes Books authors in support of newly released YYB titles. Please contact KMA if you have interest in an individual or YYB tour visit to your reading series, school, book store, or festival!