Evelyn ('Lynette') Beatrice Roberts (4 July 1909 – 26 September 1995) was a poet. Born in Argentina, she settled in Britain and wrote in English.
Evelyn Beatrice Roberts was born in Argentina on 4 July 1909, in Buenos Aires, to parents of Welsh extraction. While still young she moved to Britain, and studied in London at the Central School for Arts and Crafts.
In 1939 she married the poet and literary editor Keidrych Rhys at Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire, and they settled in the neighbouring LLanybri, where they lived during World War II in relative poverty, compared with what she was used to. She and her husband had two children, a daughter, Angharad, born in April 1945, and a son, Pridein, born in November 1946.
In Llanybri she painted, and in 1944 her collection Poems were published by Faber and Faber. She immortalised her village in her "Poem from Llanybri". This poem was addressed to the poet, Alun Lewis, to whom Roberts confessed to being attracted. In 1944 and 1945 drafts of Robert Graves's The White Goddess were published in Keidrych Rhys's periodical, Wales.
In 1949, she and Keidrych Rhys divorced. In 1951 Faber and Faber published her Gods with stainless ears: a heroic poem. After she became a Jehovah's Witness she ceased to publish. She died on 26 September 1995, at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire.
Later in life Roberts repudiated her work and refused to permit it to be reprinted. An edition of her collected poems was issued by Seren Press after her death but was immediately withdrawn because of legal problems with the Roberts estate; a new Collected Poems  finally appeared in 2006 from Carcanet, edited by Patrick McGuinness. A volume of miscellaneous prose, diaries from her time in Llanybri, correspondence with Robert Graves, memoirs of the Sitwells and T. S. Eliot, an essay on "village dialect" and short stories appeared in 2008. An unpublished novel, Nesta, written in 1944, is apparently lost. The Endeavour: Captain Cook's first voyage to Australia (1954) was a prose work.
- 1942 - Two poems:'To a Welsh woman' and 'The circle of C' [poems in] Caseg broadsheets of Welsh poetry no.4 (Caseg Press)
- 1944 - Modern Welsh Poetry edited by Keidrych Rees (Faber & Faber)
- 1944 - Poems (Faber & Faber)
- 1944 - An introduction to village dialect: with seven stories (The Druid Press)
- 1951 - Gods with stainless ears: a heroic poem (Faber & Faber)
- 1954 - The Endeavour: Captain Cook’s first voyage to Australia (Peter Owen)
- 1983 - 'Parts of an autobiography', Poetry Wales, 19, no.2, pp. 30–50
- 2005 - 'A South American childhood' [transcript of radio talk], New Welsh Review, Issue 70 (Winter 2005)
- 2005 - Collected poems; edited by Patrick McGuinness (Carcanet) ISBN 1-85754-842-6
- 2008 - Diaries, letters and recollections; edited with an introduction by Patrick McGuinness (Carcanet) ISBN 1-85754-856-6
- Lynette Roberts at Carcanet Press (includes text of various reviews of the Collected Poems)
- 'Lynette Roberts - our greatest female war poet ?', BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, 30 March 2006 (Audio archive. Accessed : 22.03.08)
- Patrick McGuinness, 'Rediscovering a Modernist Classic: Lynette Roberts (1909-1995)', Transcript: European internet review of books and writing, no.22
- Alan Tucker, Review essay of Collected poems (Carcanet, 2005) in FlashPoint, Spring 2006, Web Issue 8
- John Wilkinson, 'The Brain's Tent: Lynette Robert's Collected Poems', (Boston Review, Sept/Oct 2006)