R. B. Simon is a queer artist and writer of African- and European-American descent. She has been writing poetry since teenage angst first hit at age eleven, but sincerely hopes it has improved with age. She loves the expansive capacity of words, from the hunt for specificity of language, to the opportunity to evoke visceral responses in an audience and aspires to transport the reader into a crystallized moment in time or state of emotion that can be felt beyond the words. She has been published in the Terra Preta Review, The Green Light Literary Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Blue Literary Journal, Electric Moon, Bramble Literary Magazine, and Literary Mama. She is currently living in Madison, Wisconsin, with her partner, teenage daughter, and four unruly little dogs.