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..
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
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
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.'
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...
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.
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.
information on Kim Roberts visit www.KimRoberts.org.
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