Burt Kimmelman was born and raised in New York City after World War Two. He has published ten collections of poetry. His work is often anthologized and has been featured on National Public Radio. Kimmelman has been interviewed a number of times; his interviews are available in print or online (text and videosee here).


He is also the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (1998) and The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (1996, 1999). In addition, he has edited or co-edited seven volumes of literary criticism, including The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (2005), The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry (2007), and the Encyclopedia of American Poetry (2013, 2016). His selected essays, Visible at Dusk, appeared in 2021. He has, as well, published several essay-length memoirs and more than a hundred articles, some of them on art or architecture, the rest on medieval, modern, or contemporary poetry.

Kimmelman is a distinguished professor of Humanities; he teaches literary and cultural studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Visit Burt Kimmelman's website at New Jersey Institute of Technology: njit.edu/~kimmelma.