Kimberly Reyes is an award-winning poet and essayist 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, San Francisco State University, and other places.
Kimberly is the author of two poetry books, Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn Oct, 2019) and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press 2018), and the nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills 2018), winner of the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award.
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, The Best American Poetry, poets.org, The Feminist Wire, The Acentos Review, Yemassee, Obsidian, and RHINO, among other places.
Kimberly will soon be leaving the fog of San Francisco for the fog of Cork, Ireland as a 2019-2020 Fulbright scholar studying Irish Literature and Film at University College Cork.