Kim Goldberg (born 1954 in Eugene, Oregon) is an American-born writer who has lived in Canada since the 1970s. She is the author of four non-fiction books and two collections of poetry. Much of her published work has addressed contemporary social and environmental issues including poverty, homelessness, aboriginal rights, deforestation and nuclear weapons. She was the British Columbia Current Affairs columnist for Canadian Dimension magazine from 1990-2002. She has written extensively about the 1990 car bombing of environmental activist Judi Bari in Oakland, California.
Her 2007 book, Ride Backwards On Dragon, was a finalist for Canada’s Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for poetry. She is the 2008 winner of the Rannu Fund Poetry Prize for Speculative Literature.
Her 2009 book, Red Zone, is a collection of poems and photographs about the homeless population in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where she has lived for more than thirty years. The book has been taught as a literature course text at Vancouver Island University and at Aspengrove School in Lantzville, British Columbia.
Submarine Dead Ahead! Waging Peace in America’s Nuclear Colony (Harbour Publishing, 1991) (ISBN 0-88971-053-8)
The Barefoot Channel: Community Television as a Tool for Social Change (New Star Books, 1990) (ISBN 0-919573-95-9)
- Profile from The Writers' Union of Canada
- Profile from the League of Canadian Poets
- Profile from Harbour Publishing
- Ride Backwards On Dragon, Leaf Press
- Red Zone, Pig Squash Press
- Kim Goldberg poetry in ditch magazine
- Interview with rob mclennan
- Kim Goldberg's Poem Gallery