Filmmaker and Writer. 



  • President & Co-Founder, Stabbydoll Media 2016-present

  • Editor-In-Chief, Caesura 2020 present

  • Poetry Editor, Reed Magazine, 2017-18

  • Art Editor & Co-Founder of e-zine, LITnIMAGE 2008-2012

  • Script Reader, Cinequest, 2016-2020 and TalNexus(2019)

  • MFA in Creative Writing, poetry and screenwriting 2018 San Jose State University

  • BA in Theatre Performance, Acting, University of Portland

Publications: Books-Art-Experienced: Rock Music Tales of Fact & Fiction Edited by Roland Goity and John Ottey, 7 Powers of Creating by Halfdan Hussey.Online-Lovesick (Caesura 2019).

Articles written, An Interview With Laurie Lipton (LITnIMAGE, 2014), Halfdan Hussey, The True Maverick (Reed Magazine 150th Issue 2018), A Contest Reader Discloses What She's Seeking (InkTip, June 2019) Soul In A Matchbox, poem (Caesura, 2019), Big Brother, poem (Academy of American Poets, 2018)

Stabbydoll Productions: Sister Stalking short film, The Binding Tale full feature, Bill Rules short film. In pre-production with Julie Barrett's, "HELEN." puppet and live animation short.

Videos: Multiple artist interviews with LITnIMAGE and poetry, music videos.


First showing of Sister Stalking at Anno Domini (Photo by John Paulson)

"Stolen Grave Marker"

poem from

Soul In A Matchbox

The title Soul In A Matchbox comes from a story my mother told me when I was a child. She was one of those superstitious people and a storyteller, the best kind of storytellers. She would say, “Kimy, we come from witches, but y’know, the good kind. We have kept souls in matchboxes.” The idea is that if someone was “evil,” when they died you kept their soul in a matchbox, I guess purgatory in a matchbox was more like hell than Hell was. Also, a soul was kept in a matchbox if the person died wrongfully. The only way to set the soul free was to open the matchbox which allowed the soul out, then lighting the match to show the soul its way. For the wrongfully dead, this meant they were out to seek revenge. In other words, as I understand it, creating a flame means seeking and fighting for justice. It means shedding the light on the evidence found and bringing out the truth. Soul In A Matchbox is the grave marker I have made for my childhood friend and for all those that are seeking justice.


"I feel like I've never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country, to this country, and yet I don't know exactly where I fit in...There's always this kind of nostalgia for a place, a place where you can reckon with yourself."

Sam Shepard

Painting by Kimy Martinez



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