Kimberly Campanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a dual American and Irish citizen. Her poetry publications include Spinning Cities (Wurm Press, 2011), Consent (Doire Press, 2013), and Imagines (New Dublin Press, 2015), which is an Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) prizewinning limited edition book of Campanello's poems, musical scores by composer Benjamin Dwyer and audio recordings by Garth Knox (viola) and Campanello (poetry). In October 2015, The Dreadful Press published Strange Country, Campanello's full-length collection on the sheela-na-gig stone carvings. Eyewear Publishing released her version of the Hymn to Kālī (Karpūrādi-stotra) in May 2016. ZimZalla will publish MOTHERBABYHOME, a book of conceptual and visual poetry in 2017.
Kimberly's poems have appeared in magazines in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Ireland, including 3:AM Magazine, Abridged, The Cream City Review, filling station, The Honest Ulsterman, Irish Left Review, MsLexia, nthposition, Penduline, Tears in the Fence, The Penny Dreadful and The Stinging Fly. She is featured in the Irish poetry section of Poetry International (NL).
Kimberly was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series in 2011 and has performed at Kaleidoscope (Dublin), Ó Bheal (Cork), the Palau Maricel (Spain), the National Concert Hall of Ireland, the Dublin Book Festival, Barrow River Arts Festival, Prague Microfestival, the Belfast Book Festival, London's Maintenant Camarade Poetry Festival, and the International Literature Festival Dublin. She has been awarded residencies at the Fundación Valparaiso, the Heinrich Böll Cottage and The Studios of Key West.
She has a BA summa cum laude in English and French from Butler University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and an MA in Gender Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She earned a PhD in Creative Writing from Middlesex University.
Kimberly has taught Creative Writing and literature courses at Florida Gulf Coast University, the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), Middlesex University, the University of East London, CityLit, the Irish Writers' Centre and Big Smoke Writing Factory (Dublin). In autumn 2015, she joined York St John University as a Lecturer in Creative Writing.