Upcoming Events

May 2020

Fish for Fallen Light
All Day on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at

In a video podcast, Kim celebrates the birthday of Linda Pastan, reading and discussing Pastan’s moving poem, “I am Learning to Abandon the World,” on the series “Fish for Fallen Light,” hosted by Dan Vera. Recorded on May 27, 2020. Free.

Jun 2020

Wilde Reading Series
All Day on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at

In this virtual poetry reading, Kim reads from The Scientific Method, as well as several new poems (including a few never before read in public), in a split bill with Christine Lincoln, followed by an open mic. Hosted by Linda Joy Burke.

Poetic Forbears to the Black Lives Matter Movement
All Day on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at

In this video podcast, Kim discusses three poets who were born enslaved yet rose to be leaders in the struggle for Black autonomy during and after the Civil War, not to mention writers of note: Fanny Jackson Coppin, Frederick Douglass, and T. Thomas Fortune. Available free online. Sponsored by the “And I Thought” Ladies, Wilnona and Jade, as part of their “Poetry Tuesday” series.

Dec 2020

Reading Against Anti-Semitism and Racism
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at

Kim joins a group of Jewish poets in a poetry reading celebrating America’s diverse religions, ethnicities, and races. Other readers include Edward Hirsch, Nancy Naomy Carlson, Dorritt Carroll, Luther Jett. Free admission; video podcast. Information on how to log on coming soon. 


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, she also served as a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the George Washington University, and the DC Campus of Notre Dame University. In February, she served on the selection committee for the first Poet Laureate of Fairfax County, and in March, on the selection committee for the second Poet Laureate of Arlington County.


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)!