Kim Roberts

b. 1961

Biography

Kim Roberts is the editor of the anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020), selected by the East Coast Centers for the Book for the 2021 Route 1 Reads program as the book that “best illuminates important aspects” of the culture of Washington, DC. She is the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston (University of Virginia Press, 2018), and five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017). Her chapbook, Corona/Crown, a cross-disciplinary collaboration with photographer Robert Revere, is forthcoming from WordTech Editions in 2023.

Current City, State, Country

Washington, DC, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States

Published Works

Poetry
Corona/Crown (Cross-disciplinary collaboration with photographer Robert Revere; WordTech Editions, 2023)
The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2018)
Fortune’s Favor: Scott in the Antarctic (Poetry Mutual Press, 2015)
Animal Magnetism (Winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize; Pearl Editions, 2011)
The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press/Poetry Mutual, 2007)
The Wishbone Galaxy (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 1994)

Prose
A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Frances Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston (University of Virginia Press, 2018)
Lip Smack: A History of Spoken Word Poetry in DC (Beltway Books, 2010)

Anthologies Edited
By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020)
Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010)

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Education

M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Arizona, December 1986.  Summa cum laude.
B.F.A. in Creative Writing, Emerson College, May 1984.  Gold Key Honors.

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