CLW Kimberly L. Becker: Henrietta Jenkins Memorial Homecoming Poetry Reading
Of mixed descent, including Cherokee, Kimberly L. Becker is author of four poetry collections: Words Facing East and The Dividings (WordTech Editions), The Bed Book (Spuyten Duyvil), and Flight (MadHat Press). Individual poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including Indigenous Message on Water; Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence; and Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits. She has held grants from Maryland, North Carolina, and New Jersey and residencies at Hambidge, Weymouth, and Wildacres. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart. Reading venues include Busboys and Poets and The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. She has served as mentor for PEN America's Prison Writing and AWP's Writer to Writer programs and has also adapted traditional Cherokee stories for Cherokee Youth in Radio. For more info visit www.kimberlylbecker.com.