Kimberly Ann Southwick

Location Philadelphia
Occupation adjunct professor

About Me

Kimberly Ann Southwick is a poet, editor, copywriter, adjunct professor and general aesthete. She loves, in no specific order, soup, hip hop, sushi, art, music, books-as-objects, baking pies, the semi-colon, climbing tress, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Eagles, taking pictures, playing people in Scrabble who can compete with her mad skillz, good collage art and old typewriters. She is the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal Gigantic Sequins. She teaches American English Grammar at Rowan University. She hopes to someday land a fulltime professorship teaching classes about reading poetry, writing poetry and/or hip hop.

Why do you write?

I am a poet/artist fueled by what it means to be human.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Gun to my head top five in (kind of) no particular order: Zadie Smith's On Beauty, J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, Mark Twain's Huck Finn, Roberto Bolano's 2666 and Vladimir Nabokov's Bend Sinister. Poets I love: Matthea Harvey, Robert Hass, T.S. Eliot, Alice Notley and e.e. cummings. I cannot live without Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. I enjoy a good essay occasionally by Walter Benjamin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederic Jameson and Jonathan Franzen. Poets and writers who are my peers who inspire me are, but are not limited to, Kathleen Rooney, James Yeh, Tao Lin, shoney lamar, Ian Carlos Crawford, Justin Taylor and Theadora Siranian.

Kimberly Ann Southwick's Wall

Soon to be deleted – Oct 27, 2011

Love your writing here, as well as your blog. Check out my zines Negative Suck and Dark Chaos (groups here).

J. Mykell Collinz – Oct 30, 2010

Hi, Kimberly. Thanks for reading and commenting on 'Fifty Five Words or Less.'

Bill Yarrow – Oct 30, 2010

Hi, Kimberly. Welcome to Fictionaut. Thanks so much for commenting on my poem "Florid Psychosis." I really appreciate it.
See you're in Philly. That's where I grew up. In Chicago area now.

Robert Vaughan – Oct 16, 2010

Welcome to Fictionaut, Kimberly!

Darryl Price – Oct 15, 2010

Kimberly,so great to have you with us. Welcome.

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