Park View’s Kim Roberts Releases Latest Book of Poems

Kim Roberts, author of two previous books of poems, The Kimnama (Vrzhu, 2007) and The Wishbone Galaxy (WWPH, 1994), has a new contribution to the genre, Animal Magnetism (Pearl Editions, 2011) that was released on January 10th.

Roberts work was the winner of the 2009 Pearl Poetry Prize. The following description is from 2009 judge Debra Marquart:

“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…Borne out of the author’s own deep searching following a serious illness, each poem, each line, feels deeply earned…While these poems are beautifully-made and sometimes funny or painful, they are also brimming with information…Here the narrator functions as a trained docent, leading the reader on a private tour of the wonders and curiosities that document the early explorations of medicine and anatomy, in which the inner workings of the human body were first opened to the human eye.”

To celebrate the release of Animal Magnetism, Roberts will be on hand at Busboys & Poets for a book release reading. Details are below. You can read a sample of her poems here>>

Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 pm
Sunday Kind of Love reading series, hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey
Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Streets NW, Washington, DC
(202) 387-POET
Free admission, but donations accepted


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