Kim Dower, City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood from October 2016–October 2018, and originally from New York City, has published four collections of poetry: Air Kissing on Mars, her first—“sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache,” Los Angeles Times—was chosen as one of the few poetry books to be honored by the state of California and is on display at the Governor’s Mansion; Slice of Moon, “unexpected and sublime,” O Magazine; Last Train to the Missing Planet, “poems that speak about the gray space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and loss, fragility and perseverance,” Richard Blanco; and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, which won the Gold IPPY Award for best poetry book from an indie press in 2019. Her poems are included in several anthologies, notably, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, (Beyond Baroque Books/Pacific Coast Poetry Series). She teaches workshops for Antioch University, UCLA Writer’s Extension, and the West Hollywood Library. Additionally, Kim’s literary publicity company, Kim-from-L.A., helps authors around the country get the word out about their wonderful books.