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Roberta Beary

Author's Bio

Roberta Beary is an editor at Modern Haiku. Her book, The Unworn Necklace, a finalist in the Poetry Society of America’s annual book awards, is in its fourth printing. Her most recent book, Deflection, a collection of prose poems about loss and grief, was a finalist in The Eric Hoffer Book Awards and the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards. Award-winning poet and playwright Grace Cavalieri said, “In Deflection she extends her reach with some of the most searingly truthful work I’ve seen this year.” Follow Roberta Beary on twitter @shortpoemz where she tweets her photoku. Contest Judge: Haiku Society of America Haibun Contest; Brady Senryu Contest; Haiku Poets of Northern California Tanka Contest; Kilbride Haibun Contest; KYSO Best of Issue Haibun and Tanka Prose; Golden Triangle Haiku Contest; JICC/Embassy of Japan Haiku Contest; North Carolina Poetry Society Haiku Contest; Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Contest; Modern Haiku Spiess Contest;International Conference Haiku Poland Contest.

Publications and Prizes

Deflection (Accents Publishing, 2015), fresh paint (Red Moon Press, 2014), 7 (Jacar Press, 2013), The Unworn Necklace (Snapshot Press, 2011), dandelion clocks (Haiku Society of America, 2008), fish in love (Haiku Society of America, 2006)
nothing left to say (King's Road Press, 2009)
2016 Dwarf Stars Anthology (Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2016), Circe’s Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women (Accents Publishing, 2016), galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015 (Red Moon Press, 2016), Nancy Drew Anthology (Silver Birch Press, 2016), Veils, Halos, and Shackle (Kasva Press, 2016), A Splash of Water (Haiku Society of America, 2015), big data (Red Moon Press, 2015), Fire in the Treetops (Press Here, 2015), Haiku 2015 (Modern Haiku Press, 2015), Intimacy (Jacar Press, 2015), Me as a Child (Silver Birch Press, 2015), Vacation Poetry (Silver Birch Press, 2015), Journeys an anthology of international haibun (ed: Angelee Deodhar) (Nivasini, 2014), Take-Out Window (Haiku Society of America, 2014), contemporary haibun volume 14 (Red Moon Press, 2013), Haiku in English:The First Hundred Years (WW Norton & Company, 2013), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku and Haiga (Dos Gatos Press, 2013), nothing in the window (Red Moon Press, 2013), The Humours of Haiku (Iron Press, 2013), and love (Jacar Press, 2012), carving darkness (Red Moon Press, 2012), The Stone House Anthology (Rosenberry Books, 2012), The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change (Modern English Tanka Press, 2012), a few stars away (Red Moon Press, 2011), Dreams Wander On Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness (Modern English Tanka Press, 2011), Dwarf Stars 2011 The Best Speculative Short Poems Published in 2010 (Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2011), evolution (Red Moon Press, 2011), Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press, 2011), Haiku Calendar (Snapshot Press, 2011), Halloween Haiku (Popcorn Press, 2011), in pine shade (Haiku Society of America, 2011), contemporary haibun Volume 11 (Red Moon Press, 2010), Lighting A Candle (Haiku Poets of Northern California, 2010), montage (The Haiku Foundation, 2010), Second Annual Bashō Haiku Challenge Chapbook, #22 (Lilliput Review Press, 2010), seed packets (bottle rockets press, 2010), sharing the sun (Haiku Society of America, 2010), Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka Vol. 2 (Modern English Tanka Press, 2010), The Sound of Poets Cooking (Jacar Press, 2010), where the wind turns (Red Moon Press, 2010), A Travel-Worn Satchel (Haiku Society of America, 2009), Bashō Haiku Challenge Chapbook, #20 (Lilliput Review Press, 2009), Into Our Words (Press Here, 2009), Streetlights: Poetry of Urban Life in Modern English Tanka (Modern English Tanka Press, 2009), Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka (Modern English Tanka Press, 2009), The Breath of Surrender: A Collection of Recovery-Oriented Haiku (Modern English Tanka Press, 2009), white lies (Red Moon Press, 2009), Ash Moon Anthology:Poems on Aging (Lulu Press, 2008), dust of summers (Red Moon Press, 2008), Haiku The Art of the Short Poem (Brooks Books, 2008), How We Love: Letters (Capital BookFest, 2008), big sky (Red Moon Press, 2007), Dandelion Wind (Press Here, 2007), echoes 1 (Red Moon Press, 2007), Family Pictures: Poems & Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones (Capital BookFest, 2007), Landfall (Modern English Tanka Press, 2007), Landfall:Poetry of Place (Lulu Press, 2007), Sixty Sunflowers (Modern English Tanka Press, 2007), contemporary haibun Volume 7 (Red Moon Press, 2006), inside the mirror (Red Moon Press, 2006), a path made by bears (Red Moon Press, 2005), contemporary haibun Volume 6 (Red Moon Press, 2005), loose change (Haiku Society of America, 2005), Rose Haiku for Flower Lovers and Gardeners (Price-Patterson, Ltd., 2005), something like a sigh (Tanka Society of America, 2005), Taboo Haiku (Avisson Press, 2005), Tracing the Fern (Press Here, 2005), edge of light (Red Moon Press, 2004), to find the moon (Tanka Society of America, 2004), walking the same path (Haiku Society of America, 2004), bits of itself (Haiku Society of America, 2003), Brocade of Leave (Press Here, 2003), pegging the wind (Red Moon Press, 2003), bits of itself (Haiku Society of America, 2002), New Pond: An English Language Haiku Anthology (Brooks Books, 2002), a glimpse of red (Red Moon Press, 2001), A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2001), paperclips (Press Here, 2001), Voices and Echoes (Haiku Society of America, 2001), pocket change (Red Moon Press, 2000), the thin curve (Red Moon Press, 2000), snow on the water (Red Moon Press, 1999), The Red Moon Anthology 1997 (Red Moon Press, 1998), The Red Moon Anthology 1996 (Red Moon Press, 1997)
100 Word Story, 3Lights Gallery, Acorn, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Blithe Spirit, bottle rockets, Cattails, Contemporary Haibun Online, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Haibun Today, haijinx, Haiku Canada, Haiku International, Heron's Nest, Ink Sweat & Tears, KYSO Flash, Lynx, Mayfly, Modern English Tanka, Modern Haiku, Moonset, NOON, Notes from the Gean, Penumbra, Presence, Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu and Kyoka, Pulse, Rattle, RAW NerVZ, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Roadrunner Haiku Journal, Seven Hills Review, Simply Haiku, South By Southeast, The Heron's Nest, Woodnotes Haiku Magazine, www.winningwriters.com
Book Awards: Finalist, Poetry Society of America Book Award (2008); Finalist, Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards (2016); Finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards (2016) Winner, Snapshot Press Book Award (2006); Winner,Haiku Society of America Book Award (2014,2009,2008,2007.) Awards for Poems: Pushcart Prize (multiple nominations); Kusamakura Grand Prize (Japan); Brady Senryu Contest 1st Prize (USA); Haiku International Contest 1st Prize (Japan); Penumbra Haiku Contest 1st Prize (USA); Tokutomi Haiku Awards 1st Prize (USA), Yamadero Basho Distinguished Prize (Japan); Lilliput Review Basho 1st Prize (USA); Modern Haiku Journal-Best of Issue Awards; Haiku Ireland1st Prize Kukai Awards (Ireland); International Haiku Contest 1st Prize (Poland); Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest 1st Prize (Romania).

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, The Angel on My Chest by Leslie Pietrzyk
Favorite Books:
Middlemarch; Persuasion; Laura; Remembrance of Things Past; Mrs. Dalloway; Jane Eyre

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Listing last updated: July 30, 2016

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