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Kim Roberts is the author of four books of poems, most recently To The South Pole (Broadkill River Press, 2015), a connected series of blank verse sonnets in the voice of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott. She is the editor of the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010), and the online literary journal Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Roberts has done extensive research on the literary history of Washington, DC, publishing articles and tours on Walt Whitman, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes, among others. She is the recipient of grants from theNational Endowment for the Humanities, the DC Commission on the Arts, and the Humanities Council of Washington. Roberts has been awarded writer's residencies from fourteen artist colonies. Her website:

Dan Vera
is the author of two books of poems, Speaking Wiri Wiri, winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize (Red Hen, 2013), and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008). named him a 2014 Top Ten "New" Latino Author to Watch (and Read) and his poems appear in various journals and anthologies. He is the recipient of grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and the Humanities Council of Washington. The co-founder of Vrzhu Press and publisher of Souvenir Spoon Books, he chairs the board of Split This Rock. His website:

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