Kimberly Simm’s literary voice is rooted in the Southern tradition of storytelling. Her debut book of poems, Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill, chronicles the lives of textile workers in the Piedmont region blending historical accuracy and insight with sorrow, joy, and redemption. An award-winning poet and 2016 Carl Sandburg National Historic Site Writer-In Residence, Simms is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University.
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