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Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet, journalist and author living on unceded Snuneymuxw territory (Nanaimo, BC).

Visit Kim's Refugium website for details on her electrosensitivity project: REFUGIUM: WiFi Exiles and the Coming Electroplague.

Visit Pig Squash Press for details on Kim's literary life including her latest book, Devolution (Caitlin, 2020) - surreal poems and fables of ecopocalypse. Her previous poetry collections include Undetectable (2016) - a haibun poetry exploration of Hepatitis C and virus as metaphor; Red Zone (2009), a stunning collection of poems and images exploring homelessness and urban decay; and Ride Backwards on Dragon: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa (2007), a finalist for Canada's Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Kim's nonfiction books were published by Harbour Publishing and New Star books.

Kim's issue-oriented writings on politics, media, and environment have appeared in Canadian Geographic, Nature Canada, This Magazine, Georgia Straight, The Progressive, Columbia Journalism Review, BBC Wildlife Magazine and numerous other magazines in Canada and abroad. She has written extensively on deforestation, US nuclear weapons in Canadian waters, and the 1990 car-bombing of California environmentalist Judi Bari.

Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in The Capilano Review, Geist, West Coast Line, Literary Review of Canada, The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Rampike, Dark Mountain, The Arabesques Review, Istanbul Literary Review and dozens of other literary magazines and anthologies around the world.

Born and raised in Oregon, with a biology degree from University of Oregon, Kim came to Canada with her family during the Vietnam War years. She inhabits a 1930s coalminer's cottage in downtown Nanaimo, BC.



Devolution. Caitlin Press, 2020
Undetectable. Pig Squash Press, 2016
Red Zone. Pig Squash Press, 2009
Ride Backwards On Dragon: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. Pig Squash Press, 2011 (re-issue)
Where to See Wildlife on Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, 1997
Vox Populi: Getting Your Ethnic Group on Community TV. New Star Books, 1993
Submarine Dead Ahead! Waging Peace in America's Nuclear Colony. Harbour Publishing, 1991
The Barefoot Channel: Community Television as a Tool for Social Change. New Star Books, 1990


Rannu Fund Poetry Prize for Speculative Literature for "Visitation", 2008
Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (Finalist) for Ride Backwards On Dragon, 2008
Goodwin's Award for Excellence in Alternative Journalism for "SLAPPs Move North" / The New Catalyst, 1993
Fellowship at Praxis Centre for Screenwriters for "No Immediate Danger" (screenplay), 1993 & 1994
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: