Kimberly Reyes is a poet, essayist, and second-generation NYer who began her transition to creative writing after receiving her Master of Arts from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2013. She has since been awarded grants, fellowships, and scholarships from the Poetry Foundation, Callaloo at Brown University, Summer Literary Seminars in Kenya, the Prague Summer Program for Writers, Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco State University, and other places.
Her writing has been published or is upcoming in The Atlantic, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Time.com, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, Jane, Honey, NY1 News, Entropy, Medium, The Best American Poetry, poets.org, The Feminist Wire, The Acentos Review, Yemassee, Obsidian, and RHINO, among other places.
Kimberly is the author of two poetry books: Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn, Oct 2019) and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press, April 2018). Her nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills, April 2019) won the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award. Kimberly lives in a hummingbird-flanked cottage at the intersection of sun and fog in San Francisco.