Poetry. "Make no mistake about it: Burt Kimmelman appears here—& not for the first time—as a successor to the lineage of William Carlos Williams & George Oppen (to name but two), no less so for being a master of that lineage worn proudly. The sense of number in his writing—particle by particle & breath by breath—& the attention that he gives to other particulars—the littlest words & the small moments through which we live—are of a piece. In this there is nothing minor or modest, although it might appear to be just that, but a strict & powerful accounting, leaving me—for one—filled with admiration & hooked on every word"—Jerome Rothenberg.
"Taking Dinner to My Mother" in Writer's AlmanacWilliam Allegrezza at Galatea ResurrectsJim Tolan @ Galatea Resurrects
Burt Kimmelman has published sixteen books of poetry and criticism as well as more than a hundred articles, most on literature, some on art, and some memoir. His poems are often anthologized and have been featured on National Public Radio; and he has been the subject of a number of interviews available in print or online. His eighth collection of poetry was GRADUALLY THE WORLD: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, 1983-2013 (BlazeVOX [books]). He teaches literary and cultural studies at NJIT, and lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wife, the writer Diane Simmons. Author City: NEWARK, NJ USA