Kimberly Esslinger is a poet and digital media artist. She recently completed her MFA in Poetry at CSU Long Beach and is currently working on her first collection of poetry.  She is also finishing production on the feature documentary, The HomoFiles.


Forgive Me I Delete You, Nerve Cowboy, January 2023
Three Poems, A Moon of One’s Own, June 2022
The Disasters, A Short Story, RipRap Literary Journal, May 2022
Earthworks, Silver Birch Press, December 2021
Liminal Space #1, Thrush Poetry Journal, November 2021
Temporal Shift, Spillway Magazine, Fall 2021
The Night is an Open Window, Chiron Review, 2021
Seeds, Artemis Journal, 2018
Ghost Tree, Saga Literary Journal, 2018
My Gap Tooth Smile, Incandescent Minds Journal, 2017


Pride Poet team, 2022
Drury Award for Poetry, 2019
Arts Council Long Beach Grant, for SNAP! Poetry 2018
West Hollywood Community Selection, Vagina Monologues 2017
Calhum Community Stories Grant, 2010