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Patricia Valdata

Author's Bio

Patricia Valdata writes novels, poems and nonfiction. Her publications include the poetry book Inherent Vice (Pecan Grove Press, 2011); the novels The Other Sister (Plain View Press, 2008), Crosswind (Wind Canyon Publishing, 1997); and the poetry chapbook Looking for Bivalve (Pecan Grove Press, 2002). Valdata received an MFA in writing from Goddard College and works as a writing consultant and an adjunct associate professor for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Valdata has judged creative writing competitions in poetry and fiction. She participated in the Women's History Month reading at Stockton State College in March 2011 and has also read in New Brunswick, NJ; Bethesda, MD; Elkton, MD; Washington, DC; and Amherst, VA.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Inherent Vice (Pecan Grove Press, 2011), The Other Sister (Plain View Press, 2008), Crosswind (Wind Canyon Publishing, 1996)
Chapbooks:
Looking for Bivalve (Pecan Grove Press, 2002)
Anthologies:
Challenges for the Delusional (Jane Street Press, 2012), The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems (Red Hen Press, 2011), Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po LISTSERV (Red Hen Press, 2008), In Praise of Pedagogy (Calendar Island Publishing, 2000), Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press, 1999)
Journals:
Amarillo Bay, Grasslands Review, Icarus Review, Little Patuxent Review, North American Review, Passager, Salt River Review, Tattoo Highway
Prizes:
Gold Medal, Hungarian Association, 2009 Maryland Individual Artist Grant for poetry, 2001, 2003 Honorable mention, Sue Saniel Elkind Poetry Contest, 2003 First place, Eastern Shore Regional Poetry Competition, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010 Finalist, Pecan Grove Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, 2002 First place, Icarus Poetry Competition, 1996 Joseph C. Lincoln Award for short story, 1994

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Listing last updated: October 8, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist, Hungarian American, Italian American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New Brunswick, NJ
Raised in:
New Brunswick, NJ

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