Roberta Beach Jacobson

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Indianola, IA
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Author's Bio

Roberta Beach Jacobson is drawn to the magic of words – poetry, jokes, puzzles, random conversations, song lyrics, essays, stand-up comic humor.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
The Animal Anthology Project (Xlibris, 2012)
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Runners (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2010)
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Saying Goodbye (Dream of Things, 2010)
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2010 Guide to Literary Agents (Writer's Digest Books, 2009)
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The Ultimate Gardener: The Best Experts' Advice (HCI, 2009)
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Catch the World: Explorer (Macmillan, 2008)
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Catch the World: Ranger (Macmillan, 2008)
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The Ultimate Cat Lover: The Best Experts' Advice for a Happy, Healthy Cat (HCI, 2008)
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A Cup of Comfort for Writers (Adams Media, 2007)
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Bylines 2008 Writer's Desk Calendar (Snowflake Press, 2007)
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Catch the World: Orbiter (Macmillan, 2007)
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Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2007)
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Letters to My Mother (Adams Media, 2007)
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Bylines 2007 Writer's Desk Calendar (Snowflake Press, 2006)
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Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2006)
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Sacred Fire (Adams Media, 2006)
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Slang: The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms (Walker Company, 2006)
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Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love (New World Library, 2005)
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Bylines 2006 Writer's Desk Calendar (Snowflake Press, 2005)
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Kids, Have You Seen My Backpack? (iUniverse, 2005)
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Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen (Conari Press, 2005)
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Stories of Strength (Lulu.com, 2005)
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The Rocking Chair Reader: Memories from the Attic (Adams Media, 2005)
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Rite of Passage: Tales of Backpacking 'round Europe (Lonely Planet, 2003)
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Travelers' Tales Greece (Travelers' Tales, 2003)
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Chocolate for a Woman's Dreams (Simon & Schuster, 2001)
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Women Runners: Stories of Transformation (Breakaway Books, 2001)
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Chocolate for a Woman's Heart (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
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Chocolate for a Woman's Heart & Soul (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
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Slang (Pocket Books, 1998)
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Paul Dickson: The New Official Rules (Addison-Wesley, 1989)

Poetry

Anthologies:
Haiku 2021 (Modern Haiku Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha Goes Pop (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha's House of Horrors 4 (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Rastaman: Conversations with Bob Marley (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha's House of Horrors 3 (Alien Buddha Press, 2020)
Journals: ,
Akitsu Quarterly
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Cattails
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Folded Word
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Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems
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Kingfisher
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Poetry Pea
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Presence
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Shamrock Haiku Journal
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The Heron's Nest
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Wales Haiku Journal

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Hillary Carlip, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Allia Zobel Nolan, Maya Angelou, Chelsea Handler, Amy Poehler, Sloane Crosley, Rod McKuen, John Lennon, George Carlin, Edward Lear, Marlene Mountain, Andy Rooney, Robert Benchley, Erma Bombeck, Rita Mae Brown, Jane Wagner, Amanda Gorman, David Sedaris, Chuck Sambuchino, E. Mitchell, Lewis Carroll, John Domini, Laurie Jacobson, James Thurber, Dr. Seuss
What I'm reading now: 
Purr More, Hiss Less by Allia Zobel Nolan

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
German
Born in: 
Worcester, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
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Last update: Dec 27, 2021