Kelly Schirmann is a writer, musician, and ceramicist from Northern California. She is the author of Popular Music (Black Ocean), as well as numerous chapbooks and collaborations. She is the founding editor of Black Cake, a record label for poetry and other experiments, which published over twenty audio-books of poetry from 2013-2015. Her band is called Sung Mountains. She currently lives in Missoula, Montana, and at kellyschirmann.com.