An award-winning poet and literary historian residing in Washington, DC. Author of six 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 six books of poems, including The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017) and the forthcoming Corona/Crown, a cross-disciplinary collaboration with photographer Robert Revere (WordTech Editions, 2023). She is the editor of By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020). Learn more…
By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital
Published by the University of Virginia Press in October 2020. Featuring 132 poets working and living in Washington, DC from the city’s founding in 1800 through 1930.
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 April 10, 2014
Kim 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.