Kimberly Dark

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Kimberly Dark is a writer, sociologist and storyteller, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life so that we can reclaim our power as social creators. She’s the author of Damaged Like Me: Essays on Love, Harm and Transformation; Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society; The Daddies and Love and Errors, and her essays, stories and poetry are widely published in academic and popular online publications alike. Her ability to make the personal political is grounded in her training as a sociologist, and you can find her course offerings in  Writing/Arts at Cal State Summer Arts.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Damaged Like Me: Essays on Love, Harm and Transformation (AK Press, 2021)
Fat, Pretty and Soon to be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society (AK Press, 2019)


Love and Errors (Puna Press, 2018)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ocean Vuong, Kiese Laymon, Tressie McMillan Cottom, John O'Donohue, Herman Hesse, Mary Oliver...

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Parents, Teachers, Women
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San Diego, CA
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Last update: Feb 02, 2024