Roberta Beary

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Living in County Mayo, Ireland
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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