Mary-Kim Arnold is a poet, writer, and visual artist. 

Litany for the Long Moment, her book-length experimental essay, was selected by Carla Harryman for the 2016 Essay Press Prize. 

Other writings have appeared in Hyperallergic, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. 

She teaches in Brown University's Nonfiction Writing Program, and offers community workshops through Grub Street in Boston and Frequency Writers in Providence. 

She received the 2017 Fellowship in Fiction from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, for Nine Men's Misery, her novel in progress. She serves on the Advisory Board for The Rumpus, where she edits the occasional column, Multitudes, a partnership with VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts. She co-chairs the Board of Directors for the feminist art collective, the Dirt Palace. 

Adopted from Korea and raised in New York, she lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children.