Yume Kim is a poet, essayist, educator, and author of her debut poetry chapbook, entitled as Reserve the Right. In 2011, she moved from her home state Virginia to California for her graduate studies at San Francisco State University. There, she earned both an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Additionally, she became a Kundiman Fellow in 2012 and was a Ruby Fellow recipient for the 2022-2023 year. Some of her works can also be found in the following journals: gesture, sPARKLE + bLINK, West Wind Review, Transfer, Sugared Water, Writing Without Walls, The Bangalore Review, You Might Need to Hear This, and The Sad Girls Lit Club. Yume currently still resides in San Francisco, where she both tutors and teaches.