+ RECENT POEMS?
poem turned political, protean mag (2020)
last dispatch from my dying mouth, poetry northwest (2020)
same blood, under spotlight, Ninth Letter (2021)
LOVE POEM IN THE ZOETROPE, gigantic sequins (2021)
+ ARTICLES / INTERVIEWS
Local poets launch indie publishing company Grieveland, Cleveland(dot)com (2020)
interview with caryl pagel, full stop (2020)
ON (not) WORKING: A grvlnd ntrvw, Exclamations Gauntlet (2020)
on 'The Cleveland School of Poetry', Cleveland Scene (2021)
+ RECENT @'s
w/ Hanif Abdurraqib for BQIC (2020)
w/ Sy Hoahwah for The Open Mouth Reading Series (Apr, 2021)
Kevin Latimer is a poet and playwright. His poems can be found in Ninth Letter, jubilat, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, & elsewhere. His plays have been produced by convergence-continuum. Along with Brendan Joyce he co-organizes GRIEVELAND, a poetry project. He has won scholarships, fellowships, & awards from The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland State University, The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, & Twelve Literary Arts. He is the author of ZOETROPE (2020). He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, waiting to disappear.
...buy my book?
"In times that seem unimaginable, the imagination can become necessary to our survival—and to our understanding of death. Kevin Latimer’s debut collection of poetry, Zoetrope, continually asserts the productive potential of imaginative transformation, while exploring the complexity of fantasy in a landscape of horrific news and disheartening labor." - Zach Savich in The Kenyon Review
"...when I read Kevin’s work, I’m reminded of that feeling that, I think transcends any other feeling while reading poetry — I’m reminded of what a poem can do. To be reminded of that is such a beautiful thing. It’s that feeling when you read a poet break a line mid-word, or deliver in 5 lines what you’ve tried to do in 100, or deliver in 100 lines what you thought could only be 5, or refuse punctuation, or re-use punctuation, or shift perspective, tone, dialogue, anything, I don’t care — to read poetry is to have the potential to be reminded of what a poem can do. And to read Kevin Latimer’s poetry is to always be reminded of what a poem can do." - Devin Gael Kelly on VERTIGO.