Kika Dorsey is a poet and fiction writer. While finishing her PhD in Comparative Literature in Seattle, Washington, she performed her poetry with musicians and artists. Her poems and fiction have been published in The Denver Quarterly, The Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Comstock Review, Freshwater, The Columbia Review, among numerous other journals and books. Her collection of poems Beside Herself  was followed by her full-length collection Rust.  Her current book, Coming Up for Air, was released in 2018 . She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. Currently, she works as an adjunct instructor of English at Front Range Community College and tutors.