Naomi Kimbell earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana in 2008. Her essays have been published in the Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, The Baltimore Review, The Indiana Review, Crazyhorse, Calyx, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and other journals and anthologies. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her essay, “Whistling in the Dark” was a notable essay in Best American Essays, 2010. Naomi’s work is often experimental and genre-bending, influenced by poetry, academic and science writing, and ancient texts and themes. When she’s not writing, she makes ambient, hypnotic films and scores using her iPhone, and has produced two short films inspired by her essays. She is currently learning Middle English, as well as learning to play concertina. Recently, she took a leap and began working on a novel.