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Rachel Guido deVries

Author's Bio

I am a poet and fiction writer. REcent fiction has appeared in Ragazine, and poems are forthcoming in Voices in Italian Americana. My novel, Tender Warriots (1986, Firebrand) is still in print. A new chilren's books, Stata Ziti, Josie, and a new collection of poems for adult readers, A Woman Unknown in Her Bones, will be published in 2014 by Bordighera Books. Other books of poems include How to Sing to a Dago. (1996), Gambler's Daughter, (2001, and The Brother Inside Me (20080, all by Guernica Editions. Teeny Tiny Tino's Fishing Story, her first children's books, was published by Bordighera Books, 2008.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Altar Boy of Limbo (Guernica Editions, 2007), Gambler's Daughter (Guernica Editions, 2001), How to Sing to a Dago (Guernica Editions, 1996), Tender Warriors (Firebrand Books, 1986)
Anthologies:
The Italian American Reader (Morrow-Harper Collins, 2003), The Milk of Almonds (Feminist Press, 2002), The Voices We Carry (Guernica Editions, 1994)
Journals:
Italian Americana, Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, VIA, Voices in Italian Americana
Prizes:
NYFA in fiction, 1986 NYSCA Writer in Residence Award,1986 Teeny Tiny Tino's Fishing Story: Winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Award, 2008

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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Interstings by Meg Wolitzer, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi, Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy, Mute Objects of Expression by Francis Ponge, Leavings by Wendell Berry
Favorite Books:
Calculus of Variation Olive Kettering The Golden Notebook Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke
Favorite Authors:
Diane diPrima, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Theodore Roethke, Audre Lorde

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Listing last updated: June 27, 2014

More Information

Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Italian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Paterson, NJ
Raised in:
Prospect Park, NJ

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