Skip to main content
To request boxes, please submit the collection, series, and box number(s) via our Contact form.

Beltway Poetry Quarterly records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2389

Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative files, promotional and outreach materials, correspondence, and other project files.The material dates from 1990-2019, with the bulk of the material covering 2000-2019. While these records document the creative process and publication of the Beltway Poetry Quarterly journal, most were created by Kim Roberts, founder and editor (2000-2019).

Dates

  • 1990-2019
  • Majority of material found within 2000-2019

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Box 8 of Series 2 contains restricted materials. Please contact Special Collections if you wish to consult these materials.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, the donor has retained copyright in her works donated to The George Washington University. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. Researchers do not need anything further from The George Washington University Special Collections Research Center. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.

Biographical / Historical

Beltway Poetry Quarterly was founded in 2000 by Washington, DC-based poet, Kim Roberts. From their website: “Beltway Poetry Quarterly is an award-winning online literary journal and resource bank that showcases the literary community in Washington, DC and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region. As the only journal in the region to focus solely on DC and surrounding jurisdictions, we are able to document a literary community in depth.”

Beltway Poetry Quarterly publishes two to three issues per year. Some issues center on a specific theme, while others are groupings of authors and multiple poems from each. This second type of issue is called a “Portfolio.” They also have occasional guest editors, who have been published before in a Portfolio issue.

In addition to producing the journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly is a resource for poetry-related information and events in the DC-metro area. Many of those involved also act as advocates for literary issues and as historians who seek to preserve the legacy of poets who have lived and worked here.

The organization celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2019. They published a special edition (Issue 20:4) that was a tribute to past guest editors.

Extent

4.25 Linear Feet (8 document boxes, 1 poster)

Language

English

Overview

Beltway Poetry Quarterly is an online literary journal and resource bank dedicated to poets and poetry in the Washington, DC area. The organization publishes two to three issues per year focused on different themes and authors. Beltway Poetry Quarterly was founded in 2000 by DC-based poet Kim Roberts.

This collection contains poetry samples and submissions, administrative files, promotional and outreach materials, correspondence, and other project files.The material dates from 1990-2019, with the bulk of the material covering 2000-2019. While these records document the creative process and publication of the Beltway Poetry Quarterly journal, most were created by Kim Roberts, founder and editor (2000-2019).

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kim Roberts, 2020 February 28 (2020.010)

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Beltway Poetry Quarterly records, 1990-2019
Status
In Progress
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America