poetry quarterly

10th anniversary

ABOUT Beltway Poetry Quarterly's STAFF

The Editor
Kim Roberts
is the author of three books of poems, Animal Magnetism (Pearl Editions, 2011), The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press, 2007), and The Wishbone Galaxy (WWPH, 1994), and one nonfiction chapbook, Lip Smack: A History of Spoken Word Poetry in DC (Beltway Books, 2010). She is also editor of the print anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010) and co-publisher, with Dan Vera, of the website DC Writers' Homes. Roberts has published in literary journals beginning with every letter of the alphabet, and her poems have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Mandarin. Roberts has been the recipient of grants from the DC Commission on the Arts, the Humanities Council of Washington, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, she has been awarded residency grants from fourteen artist colonies. Her website: http://www.kimroberts.org.

Guest Editors
One issue of Beltway every year is guest edited by a writer who has previously been featured in the journal. Our roster of guest editors is eminent! Past guest editors have included: Michael Gushue of Poetry Mutual, Francisco Aragón of Letras Latinas at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, Katy Richey of the Sunday Kind of Love reading series, stevenallenmay of Plan B Press, Dan Vera of Vrzhu Press, Toni Asante Lightfoot of Young Chicago Authors, Maureen Thorson of Big Game Books, Regie Cabico of Soul & Sol, Teri Ellen Cross of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Kwame Alexander of the Capital BookFest, Andrea Carter Brown, co-founder of Barrow Street, Sarah Browning of Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Naomi Ayala of Hermana a Hermana/Sister to Sister, Grace Cavalieri of the national radio program, "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress," Saundra Rose Maley of the Washington Friends of Walt Whitman, Hilary Tham of The Word Works, Inc., Brian Gilmore of the Progressive Media Project, and Merrill Leffler of Dryad Press.

A special tribute to guest editors was published on the occasion of the journal's tenth anniversary in January 2010, Issue 11:1.


We are proud to have developed partnerships with several other organizations with strong ties to the region. DC Film Alliance hosts our subscriber list serve. Split This Rock and The Word Works have served as fiscal sponsors. Funding for select issues was provided by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.

We have also co-sponsored initiatives and special issues with: the American Poetry Museum, The Bunny and the Crocodile Press, Letras Latinas (a program of the Institute of Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, DC Office), Plan B Press, Poetry Mutual, Split This Rock, and the Washington Friends of Walt Whitman.

We are extremely grateful to all of our partners. For more information on how your organization can partner with Beltway Poetry Quarterly, please contact us at beltway.poetry@juno.com.


Interns and Volunteers
Thanks to our past interns and volunteers: Joon Song, Jessica Roxburgh, Alyssa Schimmel, Pauline Tran, Georgia Chaconas, Olga Tsyganova, Helen Park, Jennifer Tamayo, Andy Cole, Lauren Harrison, Michael Degnan, Carol Heller Nation, Ann Kurzius, Emery Pajer, and David Bujard.

Looking for VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Contact Kim Roberts at beltway.poetry@juno.com for more information.

About washingtonart
Washingtonart.com is a website created in 1997 by Kathy Keler, a painter who is among the twelve visual artists whose work is presented in depth on the site. Events and exhibit information, discussions, guest artists, and links to art sites both local and international, are additional features of the site. Washingtonart.com has a "sister site," washingtonart.net, which documents more Washington area art, and includes a free alphabetical directory of area visual artists. Most featured poets' pages on Beltway Poetry Quarterly reproduce an image from one of the visual artists featured on washingtonart.com or washingtonart.net.


More About Beltway Poetry
CLICK HERE for the journal's mission and history, plus subscription information

CLICK HERE for information about Submissions and Forthcoming Issues

CLICK HERE for Acknowledgements and Press Coverage of Beltway Poetry Quarterly