Kimberly Kruge | Poetry Reading with Kimberly Burwick
Kimberly Kruge is a poet and translator based in central Mexico. She is the author Ordinary Chaos (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019) and High-Land Sub-Tropic (Center for Book Arts, 2017; trans. from Impronta Press, 2019) which won the center’s annual chapbook prize. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, RHINO, Copper Nickel and many other publications. She is the recipient of a residency from the Millay Colony for the Arts and a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She founded and coordinates Comala Haven, a retreat and workshop in Mexico for women writers. She works to bring poetry in English and Spanish to new readers through translation and the organization of collaborative projects between writers from different countries.
Kimberly Burwick was raised in Massachusetts. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of five collections of poetry: Brightword (forthcoming), Custody of the Eyes, Good Night Brother, Horses in the Cathedral and Has No Kinsmen. She teaches at Washington State University.
Ordinary Chaos looks at the real, almost-real, unreal, and once-real phenomena that hide behind the veneer of ordinariness.$15.95ISBN: 9780887486173Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: Carnegie Mellon University Press - February 14th, 2017These tightly wound lyrics examine the dark history of a dictatorship through the lens of motherhood while invoking the pastoral as a metaphor for loss, and the overwhelming human will to survive what has scarified us.