Name Me (Poems), Fortunate Daughter Press, 2010

Praise for Name Me:

9780615355801 “As the title, Name Me, suggests, Kim Noriega’s superb   collection of poems is a journey of self-discovery, capturing high-voltage moments of anguish, abuse, and tenderness, beginning with family then lovers. This is hard-core poetry for hard-core life, but with nothing crude about it—just stunning clarity.”—Jeffrey Greene

“These are brave poems that tell us the stories that live underneath the surface of our lives. They show us the vulnerability in a young girl’s world: ‘What does anyone know of the open palm/ her small world rests upon?’; the danger in that world: ‘Your hand at the small of my back/ your teeth at my throat’; how it is shattered: ‘he moves his fingers/ to your throat/…whispers:/ If I squeeze a little harder’; and how it is healed: ‘It was you, beloved,/ who taught the trees/ my name.’  These are poems that matter.”—Ellen Bass

Selected Anthologies:

Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, Charles Fishman and Smita Sahay eds., Kassava Press LLC, 2016

Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets, Paul Suntup, ed., Tebot Bach, 2007

Selected Journals & Magazines:

American Life in Poetry, Nationally syndicated column, Ted Kooser, ed.), July  2007, #120

Damselfly Press, Issue 7, April 2009

Tattoo Highway, Issue TH19, September 2009

Paris-Atlantic, Fall Issue, 2009

Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts, Finalist, Joy Harjo Poetry Award, 2009

San Diego Poetry Annual, 2017

New Southerner, Semi-finalist, James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry, 2016

The Tishman Review, Finalist, 2016 Edna St. Vincent Millay Prize in Poetry