Kim Bridgford

Poetry Center West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

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,, 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

Bully Pulpit
(White Violet Press, 2012)
, Epiphanies
(David Robert Books, 2013)
, Hitchcock's Coffin
(David Robert Books, 2011)
, In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records
(Story Line Press, 2007)
, Instead of Maps
(David Robert Books, 2006)
, Take-Out
(David Robert Books, 2010)
, Undone
(David Robert Books, 2003)
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 Won: 
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.

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

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Swedish American
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Coal Valley, IL
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Last updated: Oct 07, 2013