Nisha Rathode (Editor)

James Kimbrell

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Name  James Kimbrell
Role  Poet
Awards  Whiting Awards

James Kimbrell wwwpoetryfoundationorguploadsauthorsjameskim
Education  University of Southern Mississippi, University of Virginia
Books  Smote: Poems, My Psychic: Poems, The gatehouse heaven

James Kimbrell Interview

James Kimbrell (born 1967) is an American poet.


James Kimbrell httpsmediapoetryfoundationorgmimage452jam


As an undergraduate he majored in philosophy at Millsaps College, where his poetry was first published in the literary magazine Stylus.

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an M.A., from University of Virginia with an MFA, and from University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri with a Ph.D. He teaches at Florida State University.

His work has appeared in Poetry, Field, Fence, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, The Boston Book Review.


  • 1998 Whiting Award
  • Ruth Lilly Fellowship
  • "Discovery"/The Nation Award
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship
  • Academy of American Poets Prize
  • National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
  • 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
  • Books

  • Smote. Sarabande Books. 2015. ISBN 978-1-941411-09-4. 
  • My Psychic. Sarabande Books. 2006. ISBN 978-1-932511-25-3. 
  • The Gatehouse Heaven. Sarabande Books. 1998. ISBN 978-1-889330-13-6. 
  • Empty house. University of Virginia. 1994. 
  • Land and weather. University of Southern Mississippi. 1992. 
  • Translations

  • Three Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-Seon and Choi Young-Mi, a collection of translations from the Korean. Translators Jung-Yul Yu, James Kimbrell. Sarabande Books. 2002. ISBN 978-1-889330-71-6. 
  • Anthologies

  • Michael Collier, ed. (2000). "True Descenders". American Poetry: The Next Generation. UPNE. ISBN 978-0-87451-964-8. 
  • References

    James Kimbrell Wikipedia