Gregory Kimbrell coordinates VCU Libraries' extensive event lineup and manages the event spaces in Cabell Library, including the popular lecture hall and board room, which are available for reservation by all university faculty and staff. His position has grown dramatically with the institution. Originally hired in 2010 to support 25 events per year, he supported nearly 600 in the 2018–19 academic year. Depending on the event, he can provide planners with consulting on program design and logistics, day-of help with execution or AV support.
Kimbrell is also an active poet, specializing in fantastical and surreal poetry that blends genres such as science fiction, horror and period drama. His second book, The Ceremonial Armor of the Impostor, was published by Weasel Press in 2019. His first book, The Primitive Observatory, was awarded the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2016. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Coffin Bell, The Dark Sire, Deluge, Rough Cut Press, Tatterhood Review and elsewhere.
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. in Philosophy, the College of Charleston–South Carolina