Poetic Forbears to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Literary historian Kim Roberts presents the work of 19th-century Washington, DC poets who were born enslaved. These poems appear in Kim’s new book, By Broad Potomac’s Shore, to be released in October 2020 by the University of Virginia Press. The anthology features 132 poets working and living in Washington, DC from the city’s founding in 1800 through 1930. Kim is a former contributor, guest speaker, and long-time friend of The Northern Virginia Review.  

Wilde Readings Presents Christine Lincoln and Kim Roberts

Check out this virtual reading from the Wilde Reading Series featuring award-winning poets  Kim Roberts, who rocks it with her scientific-themed erotic poems, and Christine Lincoln, who heartens us with “Tikkun Olam” and other poems of social activism.   


Wilde Reading Series with Kim Roberts and Christine Lincoln


Award winning poet T. R. Hummer performs with musician Billy Cioffi at TNVR Vol. 27 Launch

T. Hummer and Billy Cioffi perform AmeriCamera, a conversation between poetry and rock music. “The poetry informs the songs, and the songs inform the poetry,” says Hummer.


Pulitzer Prize winning poet Claudia Emerson reads at TNVR Vol. 26 Launch

Claudia Emerson, Virginia’s Poet Laureate from 2008 to 2010, reads from her Pulitzer Prize winning book Late Wife: Poems.


Sidney Blumenthal, renowned author and Academy Award winning producer, speaks at TNVR Vol. 25 Launch

Sydney Blumenthal – widely published author, journalist, former senior advisor to Bill Clinton, and Oscar and Emmy award winning documentary producer – talks about his life and becoming a writer.


Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Henry Allen speaks about being a writer at TNVR Vol. 24 Launch

Pulitzer prize-winner Henry Allen, for decades one of “The Washington Post’s” most respected journalists, talks about the changing stature of writers in America and the image vs. the reality of the writing life.


David Baldacci speaks about being a novelist at TNVR Vol. 23 Launch

Best-selling author David Baldacci talks about his life as a writer – including the more comic elements.


TNVR Reception Speaker Solveig Eggerz

Solveig Eggerz discusses the writing process and the role research plays in the building of plot and character.