Join us in welcoming esteemed poet Kimberly L. Becker BACK to Main Street Books for this special event – a book signing AND poetry workshop! Workshop cohosted by Dominique Snedeker and MACA.
“Becker’s poems struggle for the acceptance of aloneness, and the shunning of anything that hinders transcendence. She finds assurance in the story of the water spider-how something so small could bring the sacred light to the world after others had failed. Her work achieves autonomy through illness.” – Publisher Marketing
Of mixed descent, including Cherokee, Kimberly L. Becker is author of four other poetry collections: Words Facing East and The Dividings (WordTech Editions), The Bed Book (Spuyten Duyvil), and Flight (MadHat Press). Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including Indigenous Message on Water; Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence; and Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart. She has received grants from Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina, and has been awarded residencies at Hambidge, Weymouth, and Wildacres. Kimberly has read at Busboys and Poets, The National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC), Split This Rock, and Wordfest. She has served as mentor for PEN America’s Prison Writing and AWP’s Writer to Writer programs. She currently lives in North Dakota, but calls the mountains of North Carolina home. kimberlylbecker.com
“When one inherits trauma,
it is in the blood. In the bones.”