Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. "History is really an invitation / by way of arranged language / to read the occulted / in plain sight:/ a poem. // This book is a commingling of archives / with copious attributions / without peer review or a known market. / A history in which the document / is contemporary nonfiction / represented in verse // language's contemporaneity taken back / from archive-as-Empire's governance / and my poem journals are archival."—from "CODA"
Kimberly Alidio is the author of WHY LETTER ELLIPSES (selva oscura press, 2020), : ONCE TEETH BONES CORAL : (Belladonna*, 2020), a cell of falls (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), AFTER PROJECTS THE RESOUND (Black Radish, 2016), and solitude being alien (dancing girl press). Her prose on poetics, memory, historiography, and post-colonialism has appeared or will appear in Harriet, Woodland Pattern Blog, Poetry Northwest, Social Text, American Quarterly, and the essay collection, Filipino Studies: Palimpsests of Nation and Diaspora. Her poems have been collected (or are forthcoming) in the anthologies Q&A 2.0: Queer & Asian, I Scream Social: A Feminist Anthology, Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene, and Puñeta: Pilipinx Political Poetry. An excerpt from her new manuscript, AMBIENT MOM, was selected as a finalist in the 2020 BOMB Poetry Contest. She has received grants and fellowships from the Center for Art and Thought, Kundiman, Philippine American Writers and Artists, VONA/ Voices, the Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education, and the Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship from Naropa University's Summer Writing Program. She was an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas, a postdoctoral fellow in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, and a history teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. She is a MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Arizona and holds a PhD in History from the University of Michigan. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, on the ancestral lands of Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples, with her partner, the poet Stacy Szymaszek.Author City: Tucson, TX USA