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 Napa Valley Writers' Conference, the Watering Hole, the Wesleyan Writers' Conference, Eckerd College's Writers in Paradise, and San Francisco State University. Her nonfiction and entertainment journalism have been published in 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, and The Best American Poetry blog, among other places. Her poetry appears widely online and in journals including poets.org, The Feminist Wire, The Acentos Review, RHINO, Columbia Journal Online, Yemassee, Eleven Eleven, Juked, and New American Writing.
Her poetry book Running to Stand Still, a semi-finalist for the 2017 Luminous Origin Literary Award and finalist for Civil Coping Mechanism’s 2017 Mainline Competition, is forthcoming (Omnidawn, Oct 2019). Her nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills, Jan 2019) was recently selected as the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award winner. Her poetry chapbook Warning Coloration (dancing girl press, 2018) was a finalist for the 2017 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize and honorable mention for the Wild Leek Press Inaugural Chapbook Prize. Kimberly lives at the intersection of sun and fog in San Francisco.