Kimberly Ramos


writer, grad student

Kimberly Ramos is a queer, Filipina writer from Missouri, though they currently reside in Providence, Rhode Island, as a graduate student of philosophy at Brown University. When not studying (or avoiding studying), they serve as the Managing Editor of CLASH!, an Imprint of Mouthfeel Press. Their debut chapbook of poetry and mixed genre is set for publication with Unsolicited Press in 2023.They dream of becoming a cryptid and haunting the Midwest.


POETRY

“American Success Story,” Lantern Review, (forthcoming)"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
"Fable Containing the Warmth of a Hand," Watershed Review (forthcoming)
“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 (forthcoming)“A Good Poem Holds Someone," Bridge Literary Journal (forthcoming)"Doewoman Triptych," The Nashville Review (tw: gore, referenced sexual assault, violence)“The Gem of the Lead Belt," Canned Magazine

REVIEWS“Review of The Unexploded Ordnance Bin by Rebecca Foust," Green Hills
Literary Lantern
"Review of Mark Belair’s Running Late," Green Hills Literary Lantern

ACADEMIC PAPERS

"Authenticating Authenticity: Authenticity as Commitment, Temporally Extended Agency, and Practical Identity" in The Brown University Journal of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

AWARDSJack 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)