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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 a nonfiction chapbook, Lip Smack: A History of Spoken Word Poetry in DC (Beltway Editions, 2010). 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 ofWashington. 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). His poems have appeared in journals like Beltway Poetry Review, Delaware Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, Gargoyle, and Konch, and anthologies like Divining Divas, Full Moon On K Street, and DC Poets Against the War. He's co-founder of Vrzhu Press, publisher of Souvenir Spoon Books, edits the Gay culture journal White Crane, and chairs the board of Split This Rock. His website:

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