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.

Publications

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 By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020). Learn more…

Upcoming Events

New Book

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.

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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 On Screen

You can now watch videos of Kim reading her work, talking about craft, and discussing DC’s rich literary history, all on her YouTube channel.

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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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