Kimberly Ramos

writer, grad student

Kimberly Ramos is a queer Filipina writer from Missouri. Their debut chapbook of poetry and mixed genre is set for publication with Unsolicited Press in 2023. Their sophomore chapbook, Alive, Today, Again!, was named first runner-up of the 2022 Flume Press Chapbook Contest, and will also be released in 2023.Currently, they study philosophy at Brown University (whatever that means).They dream of becoming a cryptid and haunting the Midwest.

"I Want to Take You Home (That's Dying, Baby)," Alan Squire Publishing


The Beginner's Guide to Minor Gods and Other Small Spirits, Unsolicited Press (forthcoming)
Alive, Today, Again!, Flume Press (forthcoming)


"Sonnet for Not-Yet Child," GASHER: Cherry Moon Special Edition (Forthcoming)"I Want to Take You Home (That's Dying, Baby)," Alan Squire Publishing"Alive, Today, Again!," Phantom Kangaroo“American Success Story,” Lantern Review"Ode for the &," Up the Staircase Quarterly"I Was Here, Too," New Note Poetry“Rabbit Hunting," Periphery Journal“six weeks//heartbeat” and “What Lies Between Us,” Havik“mushroom hunting,” Windfall 2022“middlelands,” The Elevation Review“Red Skies,” The Literary Bohemian“Ode to My Hairy Legs,” miniskirt magazine“Brain Teaser,” Bluestem Magazine“cut in the earth,” Southern Humanities Review“Consider the Salmon,” West Trade Review“must be all that cat you’re eating,” Poets Reading the News“a window overtaken by ivy,” Whale Road Review“Essay as an Aporia,” Jet Fuel Review“Julienne,” Roadrunner Review“Bonebreaker” and “Dentures," Underground“Ode to Graffiti,” Watershed Review“Morning After,” Inkwell Journal (print only)“Folklore for Missouri Boys,” Plainsongs Magazine (print only)“something small,” Arc Poetry Magazine (print only)“I Think I Would Be Better” and “Rover,” Windfall 2020 (print only)“Cleansing,” Paperbark Literary Magazine (print only)

PROSE"Why the Ocean Is Salty," Peatsmoke Journal"Fable Containing the Warmth of a Hand," Watershed Review“There’s a God for Everything,” “AITA,” and “Gutting the Trout," Windfall 2022“Fable Containing a Hand and Half a Face," Necessary Fiction“Basement," The Lindenwood Review 2020“Transformative Curses and Teenagers: A Pamphlet for Parents," Mason Jar Press (print only)“Yahoo Answers,” “Different Kinds of Sky: A Field Guide,”
and “If You Came to Visit," Windfall 2021 (print only)
“Face Mites," Windfall 2020 (print only)

NONFICTION/ESSAYS"Pagkain," The Ilanot Review"Doewoman Triptych," The Nashville Review (tw: gore, referenced sexual assault, violence)“The Gem of the Lead Belt," Canned Magazine

AWARDSPushcart Nomination for "Why the Ocean Is Salty" in PeatsmokeJack McCarthy Book Prize, Finalist and Honorable Mention (2022)Mineral Area Council on the Arts Creative Writing Contest, Overall Winner (2021)Eastern Iowa Review Chapbook Contest, Finalist (2021)Best New Poets, Nomination (2021)Best Microfiction Anthology, Nomination (2021)Best Small Fiction, Nomination (2021)The Nina Briggs Poetry Award, Nomination (2020)