Kim Philley

Kim Philley was born in Singapore and grew up in Indonesia, Thailand, and Virginia. Her work across genres has appeared in The New York TimesBest American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (ed. Dave Eggers), AGNI, Indiana Review, and Epiphany, among other publications. She has reported on the Cambodian-Thai border war at Preah Vihear temple for The Caravan, and on Burmese spirit possession ceremonies from Mandalay for the BBC’s “From Our Own Correspondent.” A former Henry Hoyns Fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia, she has taught at both the University of Virginia and Boise State University. She is currently a doctoral fellow in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston, with an academic and creative focus in narrative medicine. In 2020, she completed her first book.

contact: kimphilley@gmail.com   instagram: @kimphilley