Kimberly Reyes

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Kimberly Reyes has received fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, CantoMundo, Callaloo, Culture Ireland, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Ireland, The Munster Literature Centre, The Prague Summer Program for Writers, Summer Literary Seminars in Kenya, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Columbia University, SFSU, and other places. She’s written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly,, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, Film Ireland,, and American Poets Magazine, among other places. She is the author of two poetry collections: Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn, 2019) and the chapbook Warning Coloration (dancing girl press, 2018), as well as the nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills, 2019). Kimberly currently lives in Cork, Ireland as a Fulbright fellow studying Irish literature and film at University College Cork.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills Press, 2019)


Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn, 2019)

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African American, Puerto Rican
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Last update: Jul 16, 2020