Life and work
Born and raised in New York City after World War Two, Burt Kimmelman has published ten 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 distinguished professor 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 is married to the writer Diane Simmons. They moved to Brussels in 2014, while he taught at Ghent University, and moved back to New Jersey that summer. In the winter and spring of 2018, they resided in Prague, while Simmmons taught at the University of Pardubice.
- Wings Apart, Loveland, OH: Dos Madres Press (2019)
- 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)
- Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in Late Medieval Literature, Co-Ed. with R. Barton Palmer, Pref. R. Barton Palmer, Intr. Burt Kimmelman, Gainesville: University Press of Florida (2017)
- Encyclopedia of American Poetry, Co-Ed. with Temple Cone, and Randall Huff, New York: Cengage / Facts on File (2013, 2016)
- 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 American Poetry, Co-Ed. with Randall Huff, and Temple Cone, New York: Facts on File (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)
- Exchange on Burt Kimmelman's Abandoned Angel (Marsh Hawk P, 2016)
- Exchange on Burt Kimmelman's Wings Apart (Dos Madres P, 2019)