Kimberly Alidio was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and lives in Austin, Texas. She is a poetry fellow of Kundiman and has been in residence at the Center for Art and Thought. She is the recipient of a Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship (Naropa University), a Manuel G. Flores Prize (Philippine Artists and Writers Association, San Francisco), a VONA/Voices Fellowship (University of Miami), an Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship (National Academy of Education). She is the author of solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013) and the forthcoming full-length poetry collection, After projects the resound (Black Radish Books, 2016). Her website is kimberlyalidio.tumblr.com.