Kimberly Esslinger is a poet and digital media artist working on her first poetry collection. She completed her MFA at CSU Long Beach and is in production on her documentary, “The HomoFiles Present: Baby, You Are My Religion.”

Coming soon!
Avocados, Calyx, Winter/Spring 2024
Three Poems, Sinister Wisdom, Spring 2024
Once a Bird Sometimes, Smartish Pace, April 2024


To the El Dorado Community Garden Rules Committee, Plant-Human Quarterly, Winter 2023-24
And Like a Chain,  Los Angeles Press, V8 The Chain 2023
City Limits and At the Drive In – Silver Screen Reflections: Writings on Film Anthology, September 2023
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


Pushcart Nomination, 2023
Best of the Net Nominee, 2022
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