Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20100418 - Kim Groninga

Poems by Kim GroningaKim Groninga was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1970. She attended the University of Northern Iowa where she studied music, dance, philosophy, journalism, and creative writing. She graduated in 1993 with a BFA in individual studies in creative expression then moved to Iowa City and completed three semesters of coursework at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Along the way, Kim traded her maiden name, Huebner, for her husband's name, Groninga, and has published under both names. Kim has worked as a waitress, tree trimmer, art class model, veterinary assistant, flute teacher, and editor. A few years ago, she moved back to Cedar Falls with her husband, Tim; daughter, Carly; and two cats, Socrates and Wesley Crusher. She earned her Master's Degree in English at UNI while working as an instructor/lecturer at Wartburg College and UNI. She continues to teach and write and also serves as the Nonfiction Editor of the North American Review, the nation's longest-lived literary magazine which is housed on campus at the University of Northern Iowa.