Bruce Owens Grimm’s essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Kenyon Review online, Ninth Letter, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, Older Queer Voices, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. He currently writes Cultland, a monthly essay series for Iron Horse Literary Review He is co-editing Fat & Queer: An Anthology inspired by his Fat and Queer series for Queen Mob’s Teahouse.
He is currently at work on a memoir called Ghost, which is about coming out of the closet at thirty-three after being married to a woman for nine-years, his journey to accept his desire for a fat body, his struggle with anxiety and depression, and the ghosts of his abusive childhood.
Formerly known as Brian Kornell, he has attended residencies and workshops at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), and he received a Lambda Literary Residency fellowship to attend The Sundress Academy of the Arts residency. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.