Dr. Kim Jensen is a Baltimore-based writer, poet, educator, translator, and activist who has lived in California, France, and Palestine. Her books include an experimental novel, The Woman I Left Behind, and two collections of poems, Bread Alone and The Only Thing that Matters. She earned her BA in Literature from the University of California, San Diego, her MA in English from San Diego State University, and her PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the U.K. She studied French literature at the Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3.

Active in transnational peace and social justice movements for decades, Kim’s writings have been featured in many books and publications, including Gulf Coast, Anthropocene, Modern Poetry in Translation, Decolonial Passage, Transition, Anomaly, Action, Spectacle, Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, Extraordinary Rendition: Writers Speak Out on Palestine, Gaza Unsilenced, Bomb Magazine, Sukoon, Mizna, Revista el Humo, The Baltimore Sun, Oakland Tribune, Left Curve, Liberation Literature, among many others. In 2001, she won the Raymond Carver Award for short fiction.

Kim is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Community College of Baltimore County, where she co-founded the Community Book Connection, an interdisciplinary literacy initiative that demonstrates the vital connection between classroom learning and social justice in the broader community.

Baltimore, 2013
Colombia, 2017
Occupy Balltimore, 2011
Baltimore, 2010
Baltimore, 2015
Delaware, 2019