Kika Dorsey is a poet, educator, writing coach, ghostwriter, and tutor in Boulder, Colorado. While finishing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in Seattle, Washington, she performed her poetry with musicians and artists and wrote about German and Italian modern and postmodern writers. In recent years she has also begun to write and publish fiction and ghostwrite fiction and nonfiction books and articles.
Her poems have been published in The Denver Quarterly, KYSO Flash, The Comstock Review, Narrative Northeast, The Columbia Review, among numerous other journals and books. She is the author of four poetry collections, Beside Herself (Flutter Press, 2010), Rust, Coming Up For Air (Word Tech Editions, 2016, 2018), and Occupied: Vienna is a Broken Man and Daughter of Hunger (Pinyon Publishing, 2020). She teaches as an adjunct instructor of English at Front Range Community College and has tutored in their writing center since 2008. In addition, she is a contributing editor of MacQueen’s Quinterly and the advising poetry editor of Plains Paradox.
When not writing, tutoring, or teaching, she swims miles in pools and runs and hikes in the open space of Colorado’s mountains and plains.