Burt Kimmelman, PhD, is a professor in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests include modern and postmodern literature, especially poetry; interdisciplinary medieval studies; technology and culture, especially aesthetics; textual scholarship; and communications technology and epistemology.
Kimmelman has published seven collections of poetry: The Way We Live (Dos Madres Press, 2011); As If Free (Talisman House, Publishers, 2009); There Are Words (Dos Madres Press, 2007); Somehow (Marsh Hawk Press, 2005); The Pond at Cape May Point (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso; First Life (Jensen/Daniels Publishing, 2000); and Musaics (Sputyen Duyvil Press, 1992). A poem from As If Free, "Taking Dinner to My Mother," was featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac.
For over a decade Kimmelman was senior editor of the now-defunct Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He is the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998); and The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (Peter Lang Publishing, 1996; paperback 1999). He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (Facts on File, 2005) and co-edited The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry (Facts on File, 2007). He has published scores of essays on medieval, modern, and contemporary poetry.
Kimmelman received his doctorate in English Literature from City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY); his MA in English Literature from Hunter College of CUNY, and his BA in English Literature from the State University of New York, College at Cortland.
Last update: 11/18/11
Topics: poetry, postmodern literature, modern literature, interdisciplinary studies, communication technology, epistemology