Books

Books of Poetry

The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method

Published 2017

In The Scientific Method, Kim combines poems about Thomas Alva Edison and Carl Sagan, the strange mating habits of invertebrates and fish, and rondeaux about the United States presidents. She investigates the fascinating and tangled history of science, then applies that

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Fortune’s Favor: Scott in the Antarctic

Fortune’s Favor: Scott in the Antarctic

Published by Poetry Mutual
Published 2015

A connected series of blank verse sonnets written in the voice of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, who led the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913.  Based on Scott’s actual journals, this book recreates the Heroic Era of polar exploration, before

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Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism

Published by Pearl Editions
Published 2011

Chosen for the Pearl Poetry Prize by Debra Marquart, Animal Magnetism “investigates, in language as rich, complex, and nuanced as the body itself, the unlit interiors of physical and emotional anatomy.”

Marquart continues: “Borne out of the author’s own deep

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The Kimnama

The Kimnama

Published by Vrzhu Press
Published 2007

The Kimnama is a masala of history, culture, and personal transformation.  Scene4 Magazine calls it “…a Whitmanesque long poem…[that] makes the reader viscerally smell, hear, touch and see the streets, mosques, gods, vehicles, shopping malls and slums of New Delhi…”

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The Wishbone Galaxy

The Wishbone Galaxy

Published by Washington Writers Publishing House
Published 1994

“…one of the best first books in my lifetime…Moving, passionate, insightful, these wonderful evocations of Eros should be appreciated by anyone interested—and who isn’t—in ‘the pressure of one body against another.'” —Bill Knott

“The passionate, sardonic voice in these poems

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Anthologies Edited

Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC

Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC

Published by Plan B Press
Published 2010

Captures DC’s unique sense of place, from monuments to parks, from lawyers to bus stations, from go-go music to chili half-smokes. 101 poems, written between 1950 and the present, by past and current residents of the city.  The Washington Post

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Special Editions

Lip Smack: A History of Spoken Word Poetry in DC

Lip Smack: A History of Spoken Word Poetry in DC

Published by Beltway Editions
Published 2010

An illustrated timeline of major people and events from 1991 to 2010. Limited edition non-fiction chapbook.

Commissioned by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and released in conjunction with their 30th anniversary. Co-sponsored with Beltway Poetry Quarterly and The Word

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Lee Highway: Beyond Pavement

Lee Highway: Beyond Pavement

Published by Arlington County Cultural Affairs
Published 2000

Collaborative limited edition artists’ book of eight printmakers and four poets from Arlington, VA.  Kim Roberts edited the poetry portion. The poems were handset in Bodoni Bold and printed letterpress by Mike Kaylor at the Press at Gunston Day School,

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