Kim Dower interviewed on Author2Author for Blog Talk Radio!

Bill welcomes poet Kim Dower to the show. Kim, the City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood (October 2016 – October 2018), has published four collections of poetry: Air Kissing on Mars, described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache,” Slice of Moon, called “unexpected and sublime,” by “O” magazine, Last Train to the Missing Planet, “poems that speak about the grey space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and loss, fragility and perseverance,” said Richard Blanco, and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, winner of the 2020 Independent Publishers Book Award Gold Medal for Poetry.  Her fifth Collection, I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom, (April 19, 2022) is “Deftly constructed, inherently interesting, impressively insightful, thought-provoking, and truly memorable,”Midwest Book Review.Kim’s work has been featured in numerous literary journals including PlumePloughsharesRattleThe James Dickey Review, and Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Her poems are included in several anthologies, notably, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. She teaches poetry workshops for Antioch University, UCLA Extension Writer’s Program, West Hollywood Library and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.