It’s National Poetry Month! Kim Dower discusses and reads from her new poetry collection, Last Train to the Missing Planet.
Jeffrey Masters interviews Kim Dower.
Bio: Kim (Freilich) Dower was born and raised in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College where she also taught creative writing. Her first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars, (Red Hen Press, 2010) was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Slice of Moon, her second collection, (Red Hen Press, 2013), nominated for a Pushcart, was called, “unexpected and sublime,” by “O” magazine. Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s, “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Ted Kooser’s, “American Life in Poetry,” as well as in Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Rattle and Eclipse. Her poems are included in the anthologies, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, published by The Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books, and Coiled Serpent: Poets arising from the cultural quakes and shifts of Los Angeles, edited by Los Angeles Poet Laureate, Luis Rodriguez. Kim owns a book publicity company called Kim-from-L.A. Literary & Media Services and teaches a workshop called, Poetry and Dreaming in the B.A. Program of Antioch University. She lives in West Hollywood, California.