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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  • A Splendid Wake
    George Washington University, Gelman Library, Special Collections, 7th floor, Washington, DC

New Book

The Scientific Method

Newly released from WordTech Editions. Kyle G. Dargan praises its “linguistic and formal diligence as well as wonder and curiosity,” and Grace Cavalieri calls the book “a master work by a master poet.”


Roberts’ reputation is international…but it may be as a historian of DC’s literary culture that Roberts is best known…Roberts is committed to showing off her adopted hometown as a haven for more than politicians.

Art Works, National Endowment for the Arts

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.