Kim Noriega’s book of poetry, Name Me, is available from Fortunate Daughter Press.


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“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

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Other publications include:

Blue Arc West 2006

American Life in Poetry July  2007, #120

San Diego Poetry Annual 2008

Damesfly Press; 7th Issue 4/12/09

San Pedro River Review, Innaugural Issue 2009

The Connecticut River Review 8/09

New Southerner 2008/New Southerner 2008 – 2009 Anthology

Tattoo Highway Sept 09 TH19

Paris/Atlantic Fall 2009

Cutthroat, a journal of the arts – 2009 Joy Harjo Poetry Award Finalist

San Diego Poetry Annual 2009

San Diego Poetry Annual 20010