Kim Roberts

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…

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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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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

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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