Roberta Beary

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Living in Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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airport lounge a bartender mutes the dead




Noon issue 6, 2008


in the teapot's crescendo north wind



 14th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest  3rd Prize (2009)


red candle i enter your narrative



 The Haiku Foundation's Facebook Haiku Contest  2010, winner


jasmine scent of the other woman is me



 Modern Haiku 44:1 (2013)


needle juniper my dna on your pocket comb



 Modern Haiku 43:3, 2012



lilies light

the light


 12th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest 2nd Prize (2007)



autumn moon

her brain a tangle

of white string


 1st prize, Polish International  Haiku Contest 2012)



deep summer

on the battlefield

cars for sale


  Ito En (North America) New Haiku 2011 HM


my son and i                     

counting fireflies

counting stars


 1st Place, Penumbra Haiku Contest 1999



the roses shift

into shadow


 10th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest  Grand Prize (2005)


halloween twilight

again this year my son waits

alone by the door


1st Prize, Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest 2006


not hearing it

till the cat stirs



 National League of American Pen Women International Poetry Contest 1997 Honorable Mention



all day long

i feel its weight

the unworn necklace


Pocket Change (Red Moon Press, 2000)


strawberry picking-

i stumble

over my past


 The Heron's Nest Vol. 10, No. 1 March 2008


wish tree

"peace" hangs

by a thread


  41st A-Bomb Memorial Haiku 2007;Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award