Kim Jensen is a poet, author, and teacher who has lived in France, California, and the Middle East.
She and her husband Palestinian painter Zahi Khamis have been involved in human rights movements for many years.
Her first novel about a turbulent love affair between a Palestinian exile and an American student, The Woman I Left Behind, was published in 2006 by Curbstone Press. Her first book of poems, Bread Alone, was published in 2009 by Syracuse University Press and her new collection, The Only Thing that Matters is forthcoming from Syracuse in 2013.
Kim has written and published extensively about the culture and politics of the Arab World, particularly the conflict in Palestine.
In 2001, Kim won the Raymond Carver Prize for Short Fiction, and her writings have appeared in many books, anthologies and journals. Kim is working on a doctoral degree in Creative Writing and currently lives in Maryland where she is Associate Professor at the Community College of Baltimore County..