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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A cross-disciplinary collaboration with photographer Robert Revere.

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In Animal Magnetism, Kim Roberts investigates, in language as rich, complex, and nuanced as the body itself, the unlit interiors of physical and emotional anatomy...

Debra Marquart April 5, 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.