Kim Roberts

An award-winning poet, literary historian, and editor residing in Washington, DC. Author of five books of poems, editor of two anthologies, and co-editor of the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homes.

Poet. Editor. Literary Historian.


Roberts is the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC (University of Virginia Press, 2018), and five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017). She is the editor of a forthcoming anthology of early DC poets (title still to be determined, University of Virginia Press, April 2021). 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

Published by the University of Virginia Press in June 2018. With contemporary photos by Dan Vera, historic photos, and maps by Nat Case.


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The Scientific Method is a fascinating series of poems by one of D.C.’s finest poets. Roberts connects intellectual energy with historical insight in poems that reverberate with significance. Beautiful, bold, and passionate, these poems capture and celebrate the enduring nature of the human spirit. Roberts is magnificent.

Sonja James, The Martinsburg WV Journal Newspaper March 16, 2017

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.