Burt Kimmelman was born and raised in New York City. His work has been anthologized and featured on National Public Radio, where he is a frequent guest.
As If Free
"Make no mistake about it: Burt Kimmelman appears here, and not for the first time, as a successor to the lineage of William Carlos Williams and George Oppen. The sense of number in his writing, particle by particle, breath by breath, the attention he gives to other particulars - the littlest words and the small moments through which we live. In this there is nothing minor or modest, but a strict and powerful accounting, leaving me, for one, filled with admiration and hooked on every word.” - Jerome Rothenberg