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Kim Bridgford is the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference. As editor of Mezzo Cammin, she was the founder of The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, which was launched at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and she has held events at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at Fordham-Lincoln Center. The author of eight books of poetry, including Epiphanies and Doll, she is the recipient of fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. Her collaborative three-volume work with visual artist Jo Yarrington on Iceland, Venezuela, and Bhutan, The Falling Edge, is forthcoming.
Bridgford has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Connecticut Post, on NPR, and in various headline news outlets. She wrote the introduction to Russell Goings’ The Children of Children Keep Coming: An Epic Griot Song, and she joined Goings in ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, the week before the first Obama inauguration. Bridgford has been called “America’s First Lady of Form.”
Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/White Violet Press (July 13, 2016)