Kim Parko is plant-based and porous and creates in the nested and nesting spheres of mother, partner, maker, and hedge witch. She is the author of The Grotesque Child (Co-winner 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Prize), Cure All (Caketrain Press, 2010) and the chapbook overburden (Dancing Girl Press, 2019). Recent poetry and fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Black Warrior Review and elsewhere. Through the disease and devastation of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, she listens from roots, pockets the poppet of intuition, and conjures the old mother as guide. She is a professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.