M. M. Kaufman received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia in 2012. While there she studied creative writing under Amber Dermont, Rachel Trousdale, and Natasha Trethewey. After graduation she traveled to the Maluku islands in Indonesia to teach English as a Fulbright Scholar.
Kaufman earned her MFA in the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop. While there she studied under M.O. Walsh, Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna Leake, and Carolyn Hembree. During this time she served as associate and then managing editor of Bayou Magazine. In 2017, she received an Honorable Mention for the Vassar Miller Poetry Award given by UNO. Upon graduation in 2018, she was awarded the Fredrick Barton Service Award for her work with Bayou Magazine.
Since 2015 she has worked for the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival and Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival as social media coordinator and publicist. She is a prose reader for No Contact Magazine and the Managing Editor for Rejection Letters. And she is a curator and social media manager for Micro Podcast.
Kaufman lives in New Orleans with her husband and their pets: Bumble Beast, Agnes “Destroyer” Scott, and Sweet Potato. She recently placed 3rd in the New Orleans Public Library’s 2021 Winter Writing contest.
M. M. Kaufman has work published with and forthcoming from Slush Pile Magazine, Ellipsis, Memoir Mixtapes, Tuck Magazine, The Normal School, Hobart, Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities, Metonym Journal, Sundog Lit, Orangeblush Zine, and forthcoming from Our Name is Amplify and HAD: Hobart After Dark.