Kay Kinghammer is a full time poet, currently living in Seattle, Washington, USA. In the last two years, she has been published in “Granny Smith Magazine; Prospective – A Journal of Speculation”volumes 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; “Electric Windmill Press”; “Pacific Poetry”; and “A New Ulster”. Her work has been included in the following anthologies; “The Blue Max Review” – an anthology from Rebel Poetry in County Cork, Ireland, and “The Inspired Heart” – an anthology from Melinda Cochrane International in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her first full length collection of poetry, Inside the Circus , was published by Loyal Stone Press in May, 2013. She was one of the original organizers/readers at Red Sky Poetry Theater and at Campus Poets and Writers. She was also a graduate of Clarion West (1984) Professional Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop. She says that one of the most prolific and joyous times of her life was when she was a member of the Mercer Street Poets, a group of women poets, who critiqued each other’s work and did occasional readings. She has been a featured reader at the Whidbey Island Poetry Festival, and in 1992, at the Seattle Music and Literary Arts Festival, 235 Bumbershoot. She recently read at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival in County Cork, Ireland in early August, 2013 and was featured.