Kim Bridgford

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Kim Bridgford
Born(1959-08-08)August 8, 1959
Coal Valley, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJune 28, 2020(2020-06-28) (aged 60)
Bettendorf, Iowa, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Iowa (B.A. and M.F.A.)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D.)
Literary movementNew Formalism
Notable awardsConnecticut Professor of the Year (1994)
Donald Justice Poetry Prize (2007)
SpousePeter Duval

Kim Bridgford (August 9, 1959 – June 28, 2020) was an American poet, writer, critic, and academic.

In her poetry, she wrote mainly in traditional forms, particularly sonnets.[1] She was the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, created in 2014 and first held in May 2015.[2] She directed the West Chester University Poetry Conference from 2010 through 2014. She was born in Coal Valley, Illinois. Bridgford started teaching at Fairfield University in Connecticut in 1989.[3]

Bridgford died from cancer on June 28, 2020, at the age of 60, at a hospice care center in Bettendorf, Iowa.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "MFA in Creative Writing - Kim Bridgford". Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  2. "Poetry by the Sea". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  3. Sara Quigley "In Poetry And Politics Fairfield Professors Rise To The Occasion", Fairfield Mirror (October 10, 2007)
  4. "Kim S. Bridgford". Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory. Retrieved June 29, 2020.