Poetry Reading: New Book News
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at
Kim reads from and discusses By Broad Potomac’s Shore in a program highlighting three recommended poetry books released during the pandemic, along with Kevin Carey reading from Set in Stone and Philip Metres reading from Shrapnel. Hosted by Karen Schubert. Sponsored by Lit Youngstown. Free admission online.
Class: Politics and Poetry in the Capital City
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at
Enhance your understanding of Washington, D.C.’s rich political, economic, and social history through a close reading of poems by authors who lived in the city. Using Kim’s acclaimed new anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital as our text, we will discover how the poetry of the capital city has reflected the nation’s major upheavals. Class one will examine the forces that made D.C. the most significant site in the nation for the internal trade of enslaved people—and the poetry of the abolitionist movement that arose in response. Class two will look at the explosion of print culture in the 1800s and how that made a place for women’s voices—and how those authors used their new platforms to advocate for their autonomy. Class three will consider how the experience of WWI led directly to the growth of literary modernism, including the rise of poets of color during the Harlem Renaissance. This class takes place online on three successive Thursday afternoons. Sponsored by Politics & Prose Books, $100 fee charged, pre-registration required.
Anthology Reading: from 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at
Kim participates in an online book release celebration for the anthology 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium. Other readers include Doritt Carroll, David Ebenbach, Robert L. Giron, Barbara Goldberg, Luther Jett, Helene Krauthamer, Merrill Leffler, Yvette Neisser, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Michael Salcman, Myra Sklarew, Katherine Smith, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim. Hosted by co-editor Nancy Naomi Carlson. Sponsored by The Writer’s Center. Free admission; advance registration required.
Book Talk: Library of Virginia
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at
Kim discusses her anthology, By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Day of Our Nation’s Capital, online in a moderated discussion with Scott Dodson, Executive Director of the Library of Virginia Foundation. Followed by Q&A. Presented as part of the Carol Weinstein Author Series. Admission free; pre-registration required.
Gaithersburg Book Festival
All Day on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Bohrer Park
Kim will give a book talk and reading from her anthology, By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital, followed by a book signing. Admission free, parking free. Time of the reading, and additional information will be available shortly.
Kim teaches an ongoing Memoir Workshop at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD. There are no openings for new members at this time.
In 2020, Kim co-taught “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name” with Teri Cross Davis, an 8-week virtual seminar and writing workshop for adults, exploring the poetry of Black women in America, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library. She served as a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the George Washington University, and the DC Campus of Notre Dame University. Kim also served on the selection committees for the Poets Laureate of Fairfax County, and Arlington County, Virginia.
Kim is available for presentations, readings, and literary walking tours, and to serve as a juror for writing competitions. If you’d like to book her for your school, book club, alumni group, non-profit organization or other group, please drop her a note (see contact page on this web site)!