Roberta Beary

Author's 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 the New York Times, Rattle, KYSO Flash, 100 Word Story, and Cultural Weekly. 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.Twitter @shortpoemz.

Publications and Prizes

(Jacar Press, 2013)
, dandelion clocks
(Haiku Society of America, 2008)
, Deflection
(Accents Publishing, 2015)
, fish in love
(Haiku Society of America, 2006)
, fresh paint
(Red Moon Press, 2014)
, The Unworn Necklace
(Snapshot Press, 2007)
, Wishbone Moon
(Jacar Press, 2018)
a hole in the light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018
(Red Moon Press, 2019)
, contemporary haibun volume 14
(Red Moon Press, 2013)
, #MeToo
(Fair Acre Press, 2018)
, 2016 Dwarf Stars Anthology
(Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2016)
, a few stars away
(Red Moon Press, 2011)
, a glimpse of red
(Red Moon Press, 2001)
, A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku
(Red Moon Press, 2001)
, a path made by bears
(Red Moon Press, 2005)
, A Splash of Water
(Haiku Society of America, 2015)
, A Travel-Worn Satchel
(Haiku Society of America, 2009)
, and love
(Jacar Press, 2012)
, Ash Moon Anthology:Poems on Aging
(Lulu Press, 2008)
, Bashō Haiku Challenge Chapbook, #20
(Lilliput Review Press, 2009)
, big data
(Red Moon Press, 2015)
, big sky
(Red Moon Press, 2007)
, bits of itself
(Haiku Society of America, 2002)
, bits of itself
(Haiku Society of America, 2003)
, Brocade of Leave
(Press Here, 2003)
, carving darkness
(Red Moon Press, 2012)
, Circe’s Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women
(Accents Publishing, 2016)
, contemporary haibun Volume 11
(Red Moon Press, 2010)
, contemporary haibun Volume 6
(Red Moon Press, 2005)
, contemporary haibun Volume 7
(Red Moon Press, 2006)
, Dandelion Wind
(Press Here, 2007)
, Deep Breath
(Leaf Press, 2017)
, Dreams Wander On Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2011)
, dust devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016
(Red Moon Press, 2017)
, dust of summers
(Red Moon Press, 2008)
, Dwarf Stars 2011 The Best Speculative Short Poems Published in 2010
(Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2011)
, echoes 1
(Red Moon Press, 2007)
, echoes 2
(Red Moon Press, 2018)
, edge of light
(Red Moon Press, 2004)
, Erotic Haiku of Skin on Skin
(Black Moss Press, 2017)
, evolution
(Red Moon Press, 2011)
, Family Pictures: Poems & Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones
(Capital BookFest, 2007)
, Fire in the Treetops
(Press Here, 2015)
, galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015
(Red Moon Press, 2016)
, Haiku 2015
(Modern Haiku Press, 2015)
, Haiku 21
(Modern Haiku Press, 2011)
, Haiku Calendar
(Snapshot Press, 2011)
, Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2013)
, Haiku The Art of the Short Poem
(Brooks Books, 2008)
, Halloween Haiku
(Popcorn Press, 2011)
, How We Love: Letters
(Capital BookFest, 2008)
, in pine shade
(Haiku Society of America, 2011)
, inside the mirror
(Red Moon Press, 2006)
, Intimacy
(Jacar Press, 2015)
, Into Our Words
(Press Here, 2009)
, Journeys an anthology of international haibun (ed: Angelee Deodhar)
(Nivasini, 2014)
, Landfall
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2007)
, Landfall:Poetry of Place
(Lulu Press, 2007)
, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku and Haiga
(Dos Gatos Press, 2013)
, Lighting A Candle
(Haiku Poets of Northern California, 2010)
, loose change
(Haiku Society of America, 2005)
, Me as a Child
(Silver Birch Press, 2015)
, montage
(Haiku Foundation, 2010)
, Nancy Drew Anthology
(Silver Birch Press, 2016)
, New Pond: An English Language Haiku Anthology
(Brooks Books, 2002)
, nothing in the window
(Red Moon Press, 2013)
, Nothing Short of 100
(Outpost19, 2018)
, Nothing Short of 100
(Outpost19, 2018)
, old song
(Red Moon Press, 2018)
, old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017
(Red Moon Press, 2018)
, paperclips
(Press Here, 2001)
, pegging the wind
(Red Moon Press, 2003)
, pocket change
(Red Moon Press, 2000)
, Rose Haiku for Flower Lovers and Gardeners
(Price-Patterson, Ltd., 2005)
, 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)
, Sixty Sunflowers
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2007)
, snow on the water
(Red Moon Press, 1999)
, something like a sigh
(Tanka Society of America, 2005)
, Streetlights: Poetry of Urban Life in Modern English Tanka
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2009)
, Taboo Haiku
(Avisson Press, 2005)
, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2009)
, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka Vol. 2
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2010)
, Take-Out Window
(Haiku Society of America, 2014)
, The Breath of Surrender: A Collection of Recovery-Oriented Haiku
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2009)
, The Humours of Haiku
(Iron Press, 2013)
, The Red Moon Anthology 1996
(Red Moon Press, 1997)
, The Red Moon Anthology 1997
(Red Moon Press, 1998)
, The Sound of Poets Cooking
(Jacar Press, 2010)
, The Stone House Anthology
(Rosenberry Books, 2012)
, The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2012)
, the thin curve
(Red Moon Press, 2000)
, to find the moon
(Tanka Society of America, 2004)
, Tracing the Fern
(Press Here, 2005)
, Vacation Poetry
(Silver Birch Press, 2015)
, Veils, Halos, and Shackle
(Kasva Press, 2016)
, Voices and Echoes
(Haiku Society of America, 2001)
, walking the same path
(Haiku Society of America, 2004)
, Weaving the Terrain
(Dos Gatos Press, 2018)
, where the wind turns
(Red Moon Press, 2010)
, white lies
(Red Moon Press, 2009)
100 Word Story, 3Lights Gallery, Acorn, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Blithe Spirit, bottle rockets, Cattails, Contemporary Haibun Online, Cultural Weekly, 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, New Verse News, NOON, Notes from the Gean, One Sentence Poems, 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, The New York Times, tinywords, Woodnotes Haiku Magazine, Winning Writers
nothing left to say
(King's Road Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
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.) Writing Awards: Pushcart Prize (multiple nominations); Best of the Net (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 Ireland 1st Prize Kukai Awards (Ireland); International Haiku Contest 1st Prize (Poland); Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest 1st Prize (Romania); Ito En Oi Ocha Haiku Contest Sponsor’s Award (Japan).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; Haiku Poland International Conference Contest.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe by Linden Gross (Author), Gavin de Becker (Foreword)
Internet Bullying: The Wolf Bites Back: The Dark Side of Social Media ... by Gigi Wolf

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Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Queens, NY
not something / that’s contagious / still you step back / from my son / and his boyfriend (“Before the Outing” from Deflection, Accents 2015)
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Last updated: Jan 12, 2019