"Roberts faith in the renovating powers of lyric tradition is as anxious as it is necessary." -- Mark Levine
"The panorama, depicted in several poems as coming from the inside of an automobile looking out, is dazzling, blurred ... cartoon-ish." -- Jacket #19-October 2002 Book Review by L.S. Klatt for Beth Roberts, Brief Moral History in Blue
About the Author
Beth Roberts was born in Chicago but spent most of her early years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She has received a BA in English from Western Michigan University and her MFA from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her poems have been published in Black Warrior Review, the Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. She an individual artists fellowship in 1999 from the Illinois Arts Council. Beth Roberts works as a freelance writer and lives in Illinois.