Life and work
Born and raised in New York City after World War Two, Burt Kimmelman has published eight collections of poetry. His poetry is often anthologized and has been featured on The Writer's Almanac radio program, recited by Garrison Keillor. He has been the subject of a number of published interviews.
He is also the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (1998) and The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (1996). In addition, he has published a number of edited or co-edited volumes of literary criticism as well as more than a hundred articles, most of them on literature.
He is a professor of English in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey where he teaches literary and cultural studies.
His academic interests include modern and postmodern American poetry and the development of the poetics of authorship in medieval Europe. As a poet he works within the tradition of William Carlos Williams.
Kimmelman received a PhD in English Literature from the City University of New York; a certificate in interdisciplinary medieval studies from the City University of New York; a M.A. in English Literature from Hunter College, City University of New York; and a B.A. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Cortland.
He recently moved to Belgium to teach at Ghent University. He moved back to New Jersey a year later. He is married to the writer Diane Simmons.
- Abandoned Angel: New Poems, East Rockaway, NY: Marsh Hawk Press (2016)
- Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems 1982 - 2013, Buffalo, NY: BlazeVOX Books (2013)
- The Way We Live, Loveland, OH: Dos Madres Press (2011)
- As If Free, Jersey City, NJ: Talisman House, Publishers (2009)
- There Are Words, Loveland, OH: Dos Madres Press (2007)
- Somehow, East Rockaway, New York: Marsh Hawk Press (2005)
- The Pond at Cape May Point (a collaboration of poems and paintings by Fred Caruso), New York City: Marsh Hawk Press (2002)
- First Life, Jersey City, NJ: Jensen/Daniels, Publishers (2000)
- Musaics, New York: Spuyten Duyvil (1992)
- The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory, Co-Ed. with Jon Curley and For., Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / Rowman & Littlefield (2015)
- William Bronk in the Twenty-First Century: New Assessments, Co-Ed. with Edward Foster, Greenfield, MA: Talisman House, Publishers (2013)
- The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, Co-Ed., New York: Facts on File, Inc. (2007)
- The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, Ed., Intr., and Append., New York: Facts on File, Inc. (2005)
- The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters, Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / London: Associated University Presses (1998)
- The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona, New York: Peter Lang Publishing (1996)
- U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
- Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
- The Writer's Almnanac, September 18, 2013
- The Winter Mind Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 1, 1998)
- Peter Lang International Academic Publishers; Speculum (September 1, 1999)
- Rain Taxi, Online Edition, Fall 2014 Interview
- His Website (Includes a Photo)
- His Professional Page Through NJIT (Includes a Photo)
- Curriculum Vitae
- "Arrangements of Language: An Interview with Burt Kimmelman" by Eric Hoffman, 2014 (Includes a Photo)
- Burt Kimmelman in Conversation with Thomas Fink, 2010 (Includes a Photo)
- on YouTube
- on YouTube
- Burt Kimmelman: A Survey by Karl Young, a part of the Light & Dust Anthology (Includes a Photo)
- Arrangements of Language: An Interview with Burt Kimmelman at Rain Taxi