Hymn to Kālī, Eyewear Aviator Series, May 2016) Kimberly Campanello creates a powerful new version of the ancient Sanskrit tantric text the Hymn to Kālī (Karpūrādi-stotra). It emerges from her obsession with ‘fierce’ forms of the divine feminine and her research and practice in meditation, postural yoga and tantra, which took her across India.  The poems in this pamphlet are also the basis of cases of sudden conversion, a performance piece for poetry and live electronics created in collaboration with composer and sound artist Jon Hughes. It premiered in May 2016 at a special evening event at Kolanko No. 6 in Kraków, Poland, as part of the Modern Yoga Research Group/Jagiellonian University conference ‘Yoga darśana, yoga sādhana: traditions, transmissions, transformations’. 

Hymn to Kālī, Eyewear Aviator Series, May 2016)

Kimberly Campanello creates a powerful new version of the ancient Sanskrit tantric text the Hymn to Kālī (Karpūrādi-stotra). It emerges from her obsession with ‘fierce’ forms of the divine feminine and her research and practice in meditation, postural yoga and tantra, which took her across India. 

The poems in this pamphlet are also the basis of cases of sudden conversion, a performance piece for poetry and live electronics created in collaboration with composer and sound artist Jon Hughes. It premiered in May 2016 at a special evening event at Kolanko No. 6 in Kraków, Poland, as part of the Modern Yoga Research Group/Jagiellonian University conference ‘Yoga darśana, yoga sādhana: traditions, transmissions, transformations’. 

RECENT POEMS IN ANTHOLOGIES: 'The Green' in Bloodaxe anthology Hallelujah for 50 ft Women: Poems About Women’s Relationship to Their Bodies (edited by Raving Beauties; contributors include Kim Addonizio, Warsan Shire, Sinéad Morrissey) Poem in response to Alban Berg in Kakania: An Anthology (edited by SJ Fowler; contributors include Caroline Bergvall, Emily Berry, George Szirtes; published by the Austrian Cultural Forum) ‘Birthing Stone’ (poetic sequence) translated into Spanish by Ángel Ortuño and translations from Spanish by Campanello of five poems by Ortuño in EBL-Cielo Abierto Editions (Mexico) anthology Centrifugal/Centrifugó: Poets from Dublin and Guadalajara in Translation (edited by Christodoulous Makris; contributors include Alan June Moore, John Kearns, Luis Eduardo García, Ricardo Castillo)

RECENT POEMS IN ANTHOLOGIES:

'The Green' in Bloodaxe anthology Hallelujah for 50 ft Women: Poems About Women’s Relationship to Their Bodies (edited by Raving Beauties; contributors include Kim Addonizio, Warsan Shire, Sinéad Morrissey)

Poem in response to Alban Berg in Kakania: An Anthology (edited by SJ Fowler; contributors include Caroline Bergvall, Emily Berry, George Szirtes; published by the Austrian Cultural Forum)

‘Birthing Stone’ (poetic sequence) translated into Spanish by Ángel Ortuño and translations from Spanish by Campanello of five poems by Ortuño in EBL-Cielo Abierto Editions (Mexico) anthology Centrifugal/Centrifugó: Poets from Dublin and Guadalajara in Translation (edited by Christodoulous Makris; contributors include Alan June Moore, John Kearns, Luis Eduardo García, Ricardo Castillo)

Imagines, a limited edition book brings together four scores by Irish composer Benjamin Dwyer, poems by Kimberly Campanello, commentary by NDP editor / publisher Jonathan Creasy and viola performance by Garth Knox. The book was designed by Rossi McAuley and his Distinctive Repetition studio. Each book in the first edition of 84 copies was used in performance and exhibition at the Barrow River Arts Festival, Borris House, Co. Carlow, May 16 - 17 2015 (curated by Maya Homburger and Barry Guy). It has been exhibited at the Dublin Art Book Fair at the Temple Bar Gallery and in the gallery of the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.  Imagines won a prestigious Silver ICAD medal for Best Irish Design.

Imagines, a limited edition book brings together four scores by Irish composer Benjamin Dwyer, poems by Kimberly Campanello, commentary by NDP editor / publisher Jonathan Creasy and viola performance by Garth Knox. The book was designed by Rossi McAuley and his Distinctive Repetition studio. Each book in the first edition of 84 copies was used in performance and exhibition at the Barrow River Arts Festival, Borris House, Co. Carlow, May 16 - 17 2015 (curated by Maya Homburger and Barry Guy). It has been exhibited at the Dublin Art Book Fair at the Temple Bar Gallery and in the gallery of the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. 

Imagines won a prestigious Silver ICAD medal for Best Irish Design.

 
Spinning Cities (Wurm Press, 2011), sold out "Razor-sharp, exhilarating, and reveling in the power of words and their interaction to grapple with things as they are, to shake up and to unsettle, this is compelling and - crucially - necessary poetry." — Christodoulos Makris, yes, but is it poetry

Spinning Cities (Wurm Press, 2011), sold out

"Razor-sharp, exhilarating, and reveling in the power of words and their interaction to grapple with things as they are, to shake up and to unsettle, this is compelling and - crucially - necessary poetry."

— Christodoulos Makris, yes, but is it poetry

Strange Country (Dreadful Press, 2015) inhabits the complexity of the sheela-na-gigs – ancient stone carvings of female figures that prominently display the vulva,  which are found on churches, castles and town walls across Ireland and some of Britain. It was launched in Cork, Dublin and Galway in autumn 2015.  

Strange Country (Dreadful Press, 2015) inhabits the complexity of the sheela-na-gigs – ancient stone carvings of female figures that prominently display the vulva,  which are found on churches, castles and town walls across Ireland and some of Britain. It was launched in Cork, Dublin and Galway in autumn 2015.

 

"Campanello’s Consent (Doire Press, 2013) reads like something of a breath of fresh air. It is political without being heavy-handed or dogmatic, personal without being pathetic, and original in its handling of language and speaker. It is not beholden to any earlier school or movement that I can see, or even any specific, singular poetic predecessor. Aside from Foucault, there are epigraphs from Thomas McGrath, Ted Hughes, Baudelaire, Eliot, Wordsworth, Beckett, Wallace Stevens, Whitman, Philippe Jaccottet, and James Joyce. Certainly these and others have impacted Campanello’s poetry, but she has forged ahead and created something new here. I recommend this book highly."  — Michael S. Begnal, Burning Bush II

"Campanello’s Consent (Doire Press, 2013) reads like something of a breath of fresh air. It is political without being heavy-handed or dogmatic, personal without being pathetic, and original in its handling of language and speaker. It is not beholden to any earlier school or movement that I can see, or even any specific, singular poetic predecessor. Aside from Foucault, there are epigraphs from Thomas McGrath, Ted Hughes, Baudelaire, Eliot, Wordsworth, Beckett, Wallace Stevens, Whitman, Philippe Jaccottet, and James Joyce. Certainly these and others have impacted Campanello’s poetry, but she has forged ahead and created something new here. I recommend this book highly." 

— Michael S. Begnal, Burning Bush II