Reviews

Ethan Fischer , Montserrat Review
Lapidary verses vary with brisk evocation of streets, shops, and voices... Generous grants give her the chance to unfold mysteries, magic...This book deserves a place on the night stand to be read aloud to a spouse who knows India or would like to know..


Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century
"In the lines of this book-length poem, Kim Roberts distills for us the essence of India. Braiding past and present with sensual detail..."

 

Cheryl Snell, Alsop Review
The language throughout is elegant and precise, and the short swinging lines reinforce the idea of passage, for me. Musical repetitions, the use of opposites, and the theme of connection, recall Whitman-- especially “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” or “Prayer to Columbus.”


Sarah Browning, Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Emotional issues live at the heart of the work-- faith, compassion, our human differences and similarities--always treated with nuance and understatement. And yet the poet is unafraid to let love stand as the final and central touchstone: 'You can love many things,' says Vipul, one of the poet's interlocutors in the piece, 'one love/does not erase another.'


Kathy Wolfe , Scene4 Magazine
...a Whitmanesque long poem based on Roberts' experience in New Delhi, India...[that] makes the reader viscerally smell, hear, touch and see the streets, mosques, gods, vehicles, shopping malls and slums of New Delhi...

 


 

About Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts is the editor of the on-line journal Beltway Poetry Quarterly. The author of a book of poetry, The Wishbone Galaxy, individual poems of hers are also included in numerous print anthologies, such as American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press),
Cabin Fever (The Word Works, Inc.), Hungry As We Are (Washington Writers Publishing House), Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press) and The First Yes: Poems About Communicating (Dryad Press), as well as on CDs such as 31 Arlington Poets (Paycock Press) and Poetry Alive at Iota (Minimus Productions).

She has published widely in literary journals throughout the US, as well as in Canada, Ireland, France, and Brazil.

Roberts has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the DC Commission for the Arts, and the Humanities Council of Washington. She has been awarded writers’ residencies at eleven artist colonies: The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Hidden River Arts, The Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, New York Mills Arts Retreat, The Millay Colony for the Arts, The Mesa Refuge, Ragdale Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

For more information on Kim Roberts visit www.KimRoberts.org. www.kimroberts.org

 

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