Kimi shares her inspirations and struggles in writing “The Lightest Object in the Universe”

About the speaker

Kimi Eisele is a writer and multidisciplinary artist. She is the author of THE LIGHTEST OBJECT IN THE UNIVERSE (Algonquin Books 2019), a novel about love, loss, and adaptation in a post-apocalyptic America. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Longreads, Orion Magazine, High Country News, and elsewhere. She holds a master’s degree in geography from the University of Arizona, where in 1998 she founded You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography. Her performance works address human-nature relationships and have explored the iconic saguaro cactus, endangered species, and water. She has received grants from the Arts Foundation of Southern Arizona, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Tucson and works for the Southwest Folklife Alliance.

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