Naomi Kimbell earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana, and her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Calyx, The Sonder Reivew, The Iowa Review, and other literary journals and anthologies.

When she’s not writing, she teaches online creative writing classes for WOW! Women on Writing and sometimes wanders in the woods, across hillsides, through ghost towns, taking photographs and shooting video to create impressionistic films with ambient scores using her essays, invented landscapes, and found sounds.

She lives in Missoula, MT with her husband and her bird at the base of a mountain that, from a certain angle, looks a little like an elephant in repose.

A note

Header photos on these pages were shot by the author at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT, a magical place filled with invention, vision, awe, and delight.