Burt Kimmelman

Jonathan Curley (College of New Jersey)
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Born in Broolyn, New York on May 6, 1947 and currently residing in Maplewood, New Jersey, Burt Kimmelman is a highly acclaimed American poet, especially prolific in the past two decades and a participant in countless poetry readings internationally. The author of four poetry collections—


(1992; Spuyten Duyvil),

The Point at Cape May

(2002; Marshhawk Press),


(2005; Marshhawk Press), and

As If Free

(2009; Talisman House)—Kimmelman is a descendant of the Objectivists and their concentration on unvarnished detail and also William Bronk, a lapidary, philosophical

American experimentalist of whom Kimmelman has written a critical study, The Winter Mind: William Bronk and American Letters (1998). Recognized as a significant critic of contemporary poetry, he has also widely

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Citation: Curley, Jonathan. "Burt Kimmelman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 May 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12284, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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