Portrait of poet Gregory Kimbrell

Gregory Kimbrell is a queer writer who revels in fantastical literary creation as a subversive and personally empowering act of smashing old worlds and building new ones. He experiments in form, genre, and narrative to explore, and locate his own, sexual and social identity within metaphysical and mythical frameworks.

He is the author of The Primitive Observatory (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in IDK Magazine, Infinite RustManticore—Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities, Otoliths, Phantom Drift, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, Rogue Agent, Rune Bear, and elsewhere.

He is the events and programs coordinator for Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

Pronouns: he/him/his

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Image: Gregory Kimbrell portrait, 2018, photo by Ashley Grantham