Arsimmer McCoy is an international poet, teaching artist, cultural worker, and collaborative artist, from Miami, Fl. McCoy has been a practicing artist for 12+ years, with work that can be seen in several publications, 2 large scale visual art pieces, inclusion poetry collections, and 3 films. Arsimmer is the creator of the Carol City Museum; an art, archive, and community space that will be operational in her residence, by the end of this year. The short film You can always come home, produced by MonicaInternational poet, educator, cultural worker, performance & collaborative artist, Arsimmer McCoy, is from Richmond Heights, Fl. McCoy formulates poetry, prose, and short stories centered in conversations about identity, community, human connectivity, legacy, & validation. Arsimmer is the creator of the Carol City Museum; an art, archive, and community space that will operate in her residence, in the heart of Miami Gardens. Arsimmer has been featured in RootWork Journal, Mixed Magazine, The Lighthouse Review, Creatures Mag, and Opal Literary. Her pieces have been published in Venice Magazine’s Power issue (2020) and Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering, a collection of micro-elegies to Miami places. A commissioned piece through Bakehouse Art Complex (“Ode to Bakehouse” created with artist Chris Friday) is on view via a mural, on the building’s north-facing wall. Other commissioned work includes a poem/poetry performance in multi-disciplinary artist GeoVanna Gonzalez’s art film, How to: Look at you. Sorelle & directed by Juancy Matos (for architect/artist Germane Barnes) includes a collective poem written by McCoy and Reginald O’neal, and premiered at the New Orleans Film festival in November of last year and will be shown again at the Miami Film Festival this year in March. Arsimmer was asked by the Perez Art Museum to co-curate an ekphrastic program. This initiative paired poets with the work from PAMM’s private collection, to create new pieces performed live, in the museum. Arsimmer is a 2022 AIRIE fellow, recipient of the 2021 Miami Foundation racial equity grant, Locust Project’s 2021 Wavemaker grant, and Oolite Arts Ellie Creator award winner. McCoy holds a BA in English from the historic Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.