Roberta Beary identifies as gender-expansive, and writes to connect with the disenfranchised, to let them know they are not alone. Her work has appeared in Rattle, KYSO Flash, 100 Word Story, Cultural Weekly, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Her short poem collection, The Unworn Necklace, received a finalist award from Poetry Society of America. Her prose poem collection, Deflection, was named a National Poetry Month Best Pick by Washington Independent Review of Books. Currently based in Ireland, she recently co-edited Wishbone Moon, international anthology of haiku by women, published by Jacar Press

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Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist, Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards (2016)
  • Finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards (2016)
  • Winner,Haiku Society of America Book Award (2014,2009,2008,2007.)
  • Finalist, Poetry Society of America Book Award (2008)
  • Winner, Snapshot Press Book Award (2006)
  • Haiku International Contest 1st Prize (Japan)
  • Tokutomi Haiku Awards 1st Prize (USA)
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