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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

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)
The Milk of Almonds (Feminist Press, 2002), The Voices We Carry (Guernica Editions, 1994)
Italian Americana, Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, VIA, Voices in Italian Americana
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: October 14, 2016

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as:
Italian American
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Born in:
Paterson, NJ
Raised in:
Prospect Park, NJ

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