B.L.P. Simmons was born in St. Lucia, West Indies, studied design in London, lived mostly in California, currently resides in Central America. She also writes in Spanish, and translates from Spanish into English. Her work has appeared in Bay Area Poets Coalition 14, American Poetry Journal (nominated for Pushcart Prize), Poui: Cave Hill Literary Annual (University of the West Indies, Barbados), Sand Hill Review, riverbabble 13, riverbabble 23, Cuts from the Barbershop an anthology of Bay Area poets; and The Call: An Anthology of Women’s Writing 2009. Has been featured reader at various N. California poetry gatherings, including one of Spanish poetry.