Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave


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Red Hen Press
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6.0 X 0.2 X 8.9 inches | 0.34 pounds

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About the Author

Kim Dower grew up in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught before moving to Los Angeles. Former City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, Kim has published four collections of poetry, all with Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, which was on the Poetry Foundation's Contemporary Best Sellers list and described by the Los Angeles Times as, "sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache," Slice of Moon, called "unexpected and sublime," by "O" magazine, Last Train to the Missing Planet, "poems that speak about the grey space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and loss, fragility and perseverance," said Richard Blanco, and her brand new Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave, which Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick, calls exuberant, sexy and sobering." Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, Kim's work has been featured in Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac, and Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry," as well as in Ploughshares, Barrow Street, and Rattle. Her poems are included in several anthologies, notably, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, (Beyond Baroque Books/Pacific Coast Poetry Series, ) and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles, (Tia Chucha Press.) She teaches Poetry and Memory in the B.A. Program of Antioch University. She is also the proud founder of Kim-from-L.A. a well-known literary marketing and publicity company that helps writers get their beautiful words out into the world.


"Unexpected and sublime."
--O Magazine on Slice of Moon

Interview and Reading with Kim Dower on Satallite Sisters Podcast

The San Diego Tribune interview with Kim Dower and Erica Jong

Radio Pet Lady (Featuring Kim Dower)

Kim Dower's article for O Magazine on Good Bones by Maggie Smith

"Bold and sexy and smart."
--Stephen Dunn

By turns exuberant, sexy and sobering, Kim Dower's remarkable poems are known for their extraordinary range. This fourth collection finds her at the top of her game. Attuned to the oddness of the quotidian and grounding the metaphysical in the sharp sensations of daily life, the poems in Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave invite us to live as fully and generously as the poet herself.
--Chris Kraus, bestselling author of I Love Dick and After Kathy Acker

"Kim Dower['s] poetry is stunning."
--John Mutter, founder of Shelf Awareness,

"Provocative and richly rewarding poetry."
--Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal Review

Kim Dower's poetry has a way of transforming everyday life into something luminous and unexpected. Simultaneously accessible and complex, whimsical and heartbreaking, Dower's poetry shines with subtle irony and playful imagination, written in a way that is empathetic and relatable, as well as full of wisdom. Something about Kim Dower's poetry always seems trustworthy.
--Culture Trip