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Kim Bridgford

Kim Bridgford

Author's Bio

I think of myself as a woman-poet entrepreneur. In addition to doing my own writing and directing the West Chester University Poetry Center and Poetry Conference, I edit an online journal of formalist poetry by women, Mezzo Cammin, www.mezzocammin.com, and I founded The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, which will eventually be the largest database of women poets in the world.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Epiphanies (David Robert Books, 2013), Bully Pulpit (White Violet Press, 2012), Hitchcock's Coffin (David Robert Books, 2011), Take-Out (David Robert Books, 2010), In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records (Story Line Press, 2007), Instead of Maps (David Robert Books, 2006), Undone (David Robert Books, 2003)
Journals:
32 Poems, Able Muse, Acumen Literary Journal, American Arts Quarterly, Barrow Street, Christianity and Literature, Commonweal, Poet Lore, Southwest Review, The Christian Century, The Christian Science Monitor, The Cortland Review, The Formalist, The Georgia Review, The Raintown Review, The Rotary Dial, Unsplendid, Valparaiso Poetry Review
Prizes:
NEA Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on the Arts grant, Ucross fellowship; second prize for a poem from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada; Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year, Connecticut Professor of the Year.

Kim Bridgford Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat, See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid, The Best of It by Kay Ryan, Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Favorite Books:
The Orchard by Brigit Pegeen Kelly; The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds; Olives by A.E. Stallings; Swamplandia! by Karen Russell.
Favorite Authors:
Robert Frost, Russell Goings, Donald Justice, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Marilyn Nelson, Sharon Olds, Sylvia Plath, Karen Russell, A.E. Stallings, Richard Wilbur.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: October 7, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Swedish American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Moline, IL
Raised in:
Coal Valley, IL

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