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Valerie Wallace

Author's Bio

Valerie Wallace is the author of "The Dictators' Guide to Good Housekeeping" (2011, Dancing Girl Press). She leads creative writing workshops through the Newberry Library and teaches literature with the City Colleges of Chicago. Valerie is an associate editor with RHINO Poetry, and advisory board member of the Afghan Women's Writing Program. She won the 2012 San Miguel Writers' Conference Poetry Prize and her work was chosen by Margaret Atwood for the 2012 Atty Award.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
The Dictators' Guide to Good Housekeeping (Dancing Girl Press, 2011)
Anthologies:
A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), Sculptures: The Great Columns of Joliet (University of Illinois Press, 2006)
Journals:
Ars Poetica, Borderlines, Convergence, Court Green, Drumvoices Revue, Eleven Eleven, Her Mark/Woman Made Gallery Date Book, Maize, Margie, Mid-American Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Potomac Review, Rhino Magazine, Santa Clara Review, TINGE Magazine, Unsplendid, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw Journal
Prizes:
2013 Midwest Writing Center Great Lakes Retreat Award; 2012 San Miguel Writers' Conference Poetry Award; 2012 Atty Award,Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. Grants: Barbara Deming Money for Women, Illinois Arts Council Artist Grants. Fellowships: Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Writers in the Heartland. Broadsides: Highland Park Poetry That Moves, February 2010

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Listing last updated: June 20, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
CA
Raised in:
California, Colorado, South Dakota, Utah

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