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Ph.D. Student

Kimberly Reyes is the author of the upcoming poetry collection Nebraska (Omnidawn 2025), and of the collections vanishing point. (Omnidawn 2023), Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn 2019), finalist for the 2020 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award and for Civil Coping Mechanisms' 2017 Mainline Competition, and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press 2018), finalist for the Two Sylvias Press 2017 Chapbook Competition. Her nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills 2019) won the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award. Her work is featured in various international outlets including The AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Associated PressEntertainment WeeklyTime.comThe New York PostThe Village VoiceAlternative PressESPN the MagazineFilm IrelandThe Irish ExaminerPoetry LondonPoetry IrelandRTÉ RadioNY1 NewsThe Irish Journal of American StudiesThe Best American Poetry blog, poets.orgAmerican Poets MagazineThe Feminist Wire, and The Stinging Fly. Kimberly Reyes has received fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Fulbright Program, CantoMundo, Callaloo, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Tin House Workshops, the Irish Arts Council, Culture Ireland, the Munster Literature Centre, the Prague Summer Program for Writers, Summer Literary Seminars in Kenya, the Community of Writers, and other places. Kimberly is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English (poetry) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.


M.A., University College Cork
Irish Literature and Film

M.F.A., San Francisco State University

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Lehigh University