Bio

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 The New York Times. 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. She lives in Ireland with her husband Frank Stella.

The “bittersweet poignancy” of this collection is a telling awareness of what it means to be human.
2018-12-10T14:55:07+00:00
The “bittersweet poignancy” of this collection is a telling awareness of what it means to be human.

Her masterful haiku veer from savage humor to wistful poignancy.
2018-12-10T14:55:55+00:00
Her masterful haiku veer from savage humor to wistful poignancy.

Roberta has been featured in "Haiku in English: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS"

You can buy a copy here

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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