Rayn Roberts

Poet

Lynnwood, WA 98036

Author's Bio

Rayn Roberts, studied American & British Poetry under legendary professor - poet, Dr. Lee Gerlach and Dr. Elizabeth Walsh, RSCJ at the University of San Diego. He continued writing & has published online, in anthologies & literary journals. Having traveled and lived all over the world, he's used to interacting with diverse groups; has lived or toured in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, Hawaii, Spain, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales where he was invited by Geoff Haden to give a feature on Dylan Thomas' birthday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Thomas Home in Swansea, United Kingdom. His poems are heard on Radio KSER 90.7 Everett, Washington & he has featured in San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Brockton, Hartford, Poughkeepsie, Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, Long Island, Philadelphia, & Washington DC . He hosts a long established reading at Green Lake Branch Public Library in Seattle featuring poets from Washington, Oregon and California to promote & instill an appreciation of Poetry & other Literature. In 2018, he wrote a new book, "These Boys, These Men" coming out in 2019. (TBA)

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Calling All Poets 20th Anniversary Anthology (AlbanyPoets: Thom Francis, 2019)
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CAPS @ 20 (SUNY New Paltz, 2019)
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Take a Stand: Art Against Hate (Raven Chronicles, 2019)
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San Diego Annual Poetry Anthology (Garden Oak Press, 2018)
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Along the Shore, Poems of the Sea (Lost Tower Publications, 2017)
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San Diego Poetry Annual (Garden Oak Press, 2017)
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So Many Voices (Poetic Matrix Press, 2017)
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Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones (Weasel Press, 2016)
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Illuminations, Expressions of The Personal Spiritual Experience (Celestial Arts an imprint of Ten Speed Pres, 2006)
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The Book of Hope (Beyond Borders Press, 2002)
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The World Healing Book (Beyond Borders Press, 2002)
Books:
Of One and Many Worlds (Poetic Matrix Press, 2006)
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Jazz Cocktails and Soap Box Songs (1st Books, 2003)
Journals:
Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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Between the Lines
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Chronogram
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Chrysanthemum
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City Works Literary Journal
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Dream International Quarterly
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Earth First
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Fieralingue
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Get Underground
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Limestone Circle
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Poetic Voices
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Retort Magazine
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San Diego Poetry Annual
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Spindrift
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Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry
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Thunder Sandwich
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Turbula
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Void Magazine

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Nemerov, Plath, Thomas, Sexton, Whitman, Emily D, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, Williams, Bly, Owens, Tuckerman, HD, Collins, Hughes, Gerlach, Rumi, Rimbaud, Lorca, Neruda, Lawrence, Hopkins, Shaks, Donne, Crane, Bukowski, Poe, Larkin, Snyder, Ginsberg, Mary Oliver, Ivor Winters, Hart Crane, Kenneth Patchen, e.e. cummings.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Raised in: 
CA
California
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Last update: Aug 04, 2019