Kimberly Reyes is an award-winning poet and essayist who began her career as a music and entertainment reporter. She transitioned to creative writing after receiving her Master of Arts from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2013 and has since been awarded grants, fellowships, and scholarships from the Poetry Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the Academy of American Poets, CantoMundo, Callaloo at Brown University, Facebook Ireland, Culture Ireland, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Ireland, The Munster Literature Centre, Summer Literary Seminars in Kenya, the Prague Summer Program for Writers, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, San Francisco State University, and other places.
Kimberly is the author of the poetry collections Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn 2019), finalist for the 2020 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award and for Civil Coping Mechanism’s 2017 Mainline Competition, and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press 2018), finalist for the Two Sylvias Press 2017 Chapbook Competiton, and the essay collecion Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills 2019), winner of the 2018 Michael Rubin Prose Chapbook Award.
Her writing has been published in The Atlantic, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Time.com, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, Jane, NY1 News, The Best American Poetry, poets.org, american poets, Columbia Journal, Entropy, New American Writing, RHINO, The Stinging Fly, Film Ireland, The Echo Newspaper, and The Feminist Wire, among other places. A second-generation New Yorker, Kimberly recently left the fog of San Francisco for the bog of Ireland to study Irish Literature and Film at University College Cork.