Of mixed descent, including Cherokee, Kimberly L. Becker is author of five poetry collections: Words Facing East and The Dividings (WordTech Editions), The Bed Book (Spuyten Duyvil), Flight (MadHat Press) and Bringing Back the Fire (forthcoming, Spuyten Duyvil). Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including Indigenous Message on Water; Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence; and Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart. She has received grants from MD, NC, and NJ and held residencies at Hambidge, Weymouth, and Wildacres. Kimberly has read at venues from The National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC) and Split This Rock, to Wordfest. She has served as mentor for PEN America’s Prison Writing and AWP’s Writer to Writer programs. She currently lives in North Dakota, but calls the mountains of North Carolina home.
Kimberly L. Becker

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