Roberta Beary (born Roberta Marie Beary, 1954, Queens, New York); retired finance attorney and active haiku and haibun poet and editor. Served on the board of the Red Moon Anthology and as Haibun Editor for Modern Haiku. Coedited HSA and Towpath members’ anthologies and the international women’s anthology, Wishbone Moon. Frequent contest judge. The Unworn Necklace (2007), won the Snapshot Press Haiku Collection Competition and was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Book Award. “After Long Absence” won the inaugural Touchstone Award for Individual Haibun. Resides in Washington, D.C., and County Mayo, Ireland, in 2023.