Gregory Kimbrell is a writer who uses multimedia compositional strategies such as generative text, word collage, and erasure to create ambiguous, surreal worlds populated with animal-headed men, robot doppelgängers, demonic avatars, and doomed wanderers. His work explores the phenomenon of the outsider, responding to the occult realities of gay dating, life at the periphery of the furry community, the ruin that is the contemporary world, and the desire to be transformed beyond all recognition and carried off in the mouth of a tiger.
He is the author of The Ceremonial Armor of the Impostor (Weasel Press, 2019) and The Primitive Observatory (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems appear in Coffin Bell, Deluge, Rough Cut Press, Landing Zone, and elsewhere. He earned a BA in philosophy from the College of Charleston and an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the communications manager for the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University.
- The Ceremonial Armor of the Impostor
- The Primitive Observatory
- Poems Online
- Erasure and Magnetic Poetry Projects
Image: Self-portrait, 2021/Gray-scale edit of Sumatran Tiger, 4-24-2012, by Tony Hisgett