Rayn Roberts

Lynnwood, WA 98036

Author's Bio

Rayn Roberts is found in print in anthologies and journals. He is the author of "Jazz Cocktails and Soapbox Songs", "The Fires of Spring" a Buddhist collection written in Korea and "Of One and Many Worlds". He often appears in The Seattle Star and is heard on PoetsWest, KSER Radio FM in Washington State where he lives.

Publications and Prizes

Jazz Cocktails and Soap Box Songs
(1st Books, 2003)
, Of One and Many Worlds
(Poetic Matrix Press, 2006)
Along the Shore, Poems of the Sea
(Lost Tower Publications, 2017)
, Illuminations, Expressions of The Personal Spiritual Experience
(Celestial Arts an imprint of Ten Speed Pres, 2006)
, San Diego Poetry Annual
(Garden Oak Press, 2017)
, So Many Voices
(Poetic Matrix Press, 2017)
, The Book of Hope
(Beyond Borders Press, 2002)
, The World Healing Book
(Beyond Borders Press, 2002)
, Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones
(Weasel Press, 2016)
Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Between the Lines, Chronogram, City Works Literary Journal , Dream International Quarterly, Earth First, Fieralingue, Get Underground, Limestone Circle, Oddball Magazine, Poetic Voices, Rattapallax, Rattle, Retort Magazine, San Diego Poetry Annual, Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry, The Pedestal Magazine, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Thunder Sandwich, Turbula, Void Magazine
Prizes Won: 
I'm working on it.   Honorable Mention, The Sow's Ear Review Annual Contest for The Beauty of Apples 

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Selected Poems by Lee Gerlach
Highwire Voltage by Tiel Aisha Ansari
Favorite Books: 
The Book , Allen Watts
Favorite Authors: 
Nemerov, Plath, Thomas, Sexton, Whitman, Emily D, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, Williams, Owens, Tuckerman, HD, Collins, Hughes, Gerlach, Rumi, Rimbaud, Lorca, Neruda, Lawrence, Hopkins, Shaks, Donne, Crane, Bukowski, Poe, Larkin, Synder, Ginsberg, Jimmy Jazz, Jon Wesick, Mary Oliver, Ivor Winters.

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Celtic American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
"In Praise of Fisherman" Blessed are the fishermen that free the humble pelican / From sinking line and hook tangled in a beak, / Oh holy men are these who catch fish and release / The insensitive prey, cold-blooded are they / Delicious but dumb, killing them’s no fun. / Praise the poor fishermen....
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last updated: Jan 05, 2018