Kimberly was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a dual American and Irish citizen based in the UK. Her books include Imagines (New Dublin Press), Strange Country (The Dreadful Press), Consent (Doire Press) and Hymn to Kālī (Eyewear). MOTHERBABYHOME is forthcoming from zimZalla Avant Objects. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University.
Note for Poems
MOTHERBABYHOME (forthcoming with zimZalla, Manchester) is a 796-page book of poems on St Mary's Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Ireland, which was run from 1926 to 1962 by the Bon Secours Sisters on behalf of the Irish state to house unmarried expectant mothers and their children. The location of the graves of the 796 children who died there is unknown, though local knowledge points to a nearby field. There is mounting evidence that some of these missing children might have been trafficked to the US and elsewhere. An excavation of voices, these poems are composed entirely of text from archives and contemporary sources related to the Home.