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Kimberly L. Becker is author of Words Facing East and The Dividings (WordTech Editions) as well as numerous journal and anthology publications such as Drunken Boat (Native American Women’s Poetry folio), Indigenous Message on Water (Indigenous World Forum on Water and Peace, 2014), Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) and forthcoming in Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits (University of New Mexico Press) andBared (Les Femmes Folles Books). She has served as a mentor for PEN America's Prison Writing Program and was selected as a 2017 mentor for AWP's Writer to Writer program. She has read at venues ranging from The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian to local and national festivals such as Wordfest. She has held residencies at Hambidge and Weymouth.