Kim Roberts

An award-winning poet, literary historian, and editor residing in Washington, DC. Author of five books of poems. Co-Editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, the Delaware Poetry Review, and the web exhibit DC Writers' Homes.

Poet. Editor. Literary Historian.


Roberts is the author of five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017), and editor of the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC. Poems of hers are featured in over 40 anthologies, and included in journals throughout the US, as well as in Israel, Canada, France, Brazil, India, and New Zealand. Individual poems of hers have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Mandarin. Learn more…

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New Book

A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston

Available for pre-order from the University of Virginia Press. To be released in June 2018.


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In Animal Magnetism, Kim Roberts investigates, in language as rich, complex, and nuanced as the body itself, the unlit interiors of physical and emotional anatomy...

Debra Marquart April 5, 2014

Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Beltway Poetry logoKim is founding editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, an award-winning online literary journal and resource bank that showcases the literary community in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic.

DC Writers’ Homes

bar-logoKim co-edits DC Writers’ Homes with Dan Vera, a web exhibit that documents the homes of literary authors who once lived in the greater Washington, DC region.

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