Kirk is the author of numerous books, short stories, essays, and poems. Righting Wrongs: 20 Human Rights Heroes around the World, is available from Chicago Review Press (June 2022). The final book of The Bond Trilogy--joining The Bond and The Hive Queen--is called The Mother’s Wheel and releases in September 2022. Kirk’s short story, “Love is a Wild Creature,” is included in Wicked South. Her travel essay on Belfast was featured in the Best American Travel Writing 2012 edited by William T. Vollman. Her chapbook poetry collection, Peculiar Motion, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her poem, "Imperator Furiosa posts a status update," is included in the 2017 Nasty Women Poets Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press). Kirk has also published two non-fiction books. She teaches human rights at Duke University.