Published Works

February 21, 2020

Shelby Hinte interviews Kimberly Gomes as these Bay Area-based writers discuss shame, body-related trauma, poetry vs prose and Gomes' chapbook, Love Notes to the Body. 

Read the full interview here.

November 14, 2018

Love Notes to the Body is a meditation on the stories we carry and the ritual of releasing. It's the story of one woman and every woman who has built catacombs for the past and rebuilt herself from rubble. It's a parable for every body walking out of trauma and into re...

October 3, 2018

Published in Rogue Agent, Issue 43

Saints disagreed with her as she counted all of the men she tacked on her hips,

not needing a belt to hold herself up, to hold herself separate from her loves and her lusts.

She counted to ten and the saints said, ‘Keep counting,’

so she...

October 2, 2017

Published in Cipactli Journal

He is an architect of bodies, spewing messages through speakers, speakers sitting on sidewalks, sitting in bathrooms, sitting under pillows. Speakers counting the ways she is not enough. Counting the rolls on her belly, the wrinkles on her...

October 1, 2017

Published in Cipactli Journal

Noun; verb; universal; consent; the act of seeking approval; holding nods inside to spark aflame; internal, external agreement, most commonly a necessity

She’s been knocking and knocking and knocking so long her knuckles turned from white to...

September 1, 2017

Published in sparkle + blink

When she went from girl to woman she carved out her womb to make room for the clothesline of things that were expected to come out: a blanket to line generations of uteri, another to hold the sly, dark red rivers mother and grandmother held...

December 1, 2016

Published in PEN Center USA's Only Light Can Do That

My grandmother told me when we die the body breaks open like a river. So, I fill my chest with deep breathes, trying to remember how to outstretch a hand to a man I can’t yet understand. I soak my eyes in ocean waves,...

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