Kim Roberts

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Kim Roberts
Kim-roberts11.JPG
Kim Roberts reading at Busboys and Poets, 2013
Born(1961-11-07) November 7, 1961 (age 52)
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Occupationpoet, editor, essayist
NationalityAmerican
EducationEmerson College;
University of Arizona
 
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Kim Roberts
Kim-roberts11.JPG
Kim Roberts reading at Busboys and Poets, 2013
Born(1961-11-07) November 7, 1961 (age 52)
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Occupationpoet, editor, essayist
NationalityAmerican
EducationEmerson College;
University of Arizona

Kim Roberts is an award-winning American poet, author, and editor residing in Washington, D.C..

Life[edit]

Roberts was born November 7, 1961, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received a BFA from Emerson College and an MFA from the University of Arizona.

She is the editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly,[1] and the anthology Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington DC (Plan B Press, 2010),[2] and author of the poetry books Animal Magnetism (Pearl Editions, 2011),[3] The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press, 2007),[4] and The Wishbone Galaxy (Washington Writers Publishing House, 1994).[5] Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals throughout the US, and internationally.[6] The Kimnama is a book-length poem that chronicles her experiences during a period of residence in India.[7]

Roberts has seen her work adapted to music by, Arc of Ones, as well as by classical composer Daron Aric Hagen.[8] Several poems have been choreographed by Jane Franklin Dance Company, which were performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.[9]

Washington, D.C., is the source of much inspiration for Roberts. She has developed numerous tours for schools and community groups highlighting the literary and cultural history of the city. Roberts frequently leads walking tours of the Harlem Renaissance-era writers in the greater U Street neighborhood. Roberts's research on Walt Whitman’s decade in residence of Washington, DC was featured in The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, as well as being referenced in subsequent articles in The Washington Post and The Washington Times, features on radio essays on stations WAMU and WPFW, and on panels for Whitman conferences at Rutgers University, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and at the annual Washington Historical Studies Conference. Roberts was the Coordinator of the city-wide festival in 2005, "DC Celebrates Whitman: 150 Years of Leaves of Grass."[10]

Awards[edit]

Roberts is the winner of the 2009 Pearl Poetry Prize for her manuscript, "Animal Magnetism."[11] In 2010, she won the Washington Online Award for "Contributions to the DC Literary Community." In 2008, she was awarded an Independent Voice Award from the Capital BookFest.[12] Roberts is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the D.C. Commission on the Arts, and the Humanities Council of Washington.[13] She has been awarded writer's residencies at thirteen artist colonies across the United States.

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry
Plays
Non-Fiction
Tours and Web Exhibits
Special Projects

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://washingtonart.com/beltway.html
  2. ^ http://www.planbpress.com/
  3. ^ http://www.pearlmag.com/contests.html
  4. ^ http://www.vrzhu.com
  5. ^ http://www.washingtonwriters.org
  6. ^ http://www.KimRoberts.org
  7. ^ http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/sep-2007/html/kathiwolfe0907.html
  8. ^ http://www.dramonline.org
  9. ^ http://janefranklin.com/email/2005_jun_newsletter.html
  10. ^ http://workinprogressinprogress.blogspot.com/2008/07/guest-in-progress-kim-roberts.html
  11. ^ http://www.pearlmag.com/contests.html
  12. ^ http://www.sojournals.com/profiles/blogs/630759:BlogPost:41394
  13. ^ http://www.co.arlington.va.us/departments/Libraries/reading/readingPDFs/poetry.PDF
  14. ^ http://www.scene4.com/karrenlalondealenier/2008/03/split_this_rockthe_historical.html

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