Patricia Valdata

Crisfield, MD 21817

Author's Bio

Patricia Valdata writes novels, poems and nonfiction. Her publications include the poetry books Where No Man Can Touch (WCU Poetry Center, 2015) and Inherent Vice (Pecan Grove Press, 2011), the novels The Other Sister (Plain View Press, 2008) and 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 an adjunct 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 Washington, DC; Bethesda, MD; Columbia, MD; Elkton, MD; New Brunswick, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; and Amherst, VA.

Publications and Prizes

(Wind Canyon Publishing, 1996)
, Inherent Vice
(Pecan Grove Press, 2011)
, The Other Sister
(Plain View Press, 2008)
, Where No Man Can Touch
(West Chester University Poetry Center, 2015)
Boomer Girls
(University of Iowa Press, 1999)
, Challenges for the Delusional
(Jane Street Press, 2012)
, In Praise of Pedagogy
(Calendar Island Publishing, 2000)
, Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po LISTSERV
(Red Hen Press, 2008)
, The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems
(Red Hen Press, 2011)
Amarillo Bay, Grasslands Review, Icarus Review, Little Patuxent Review, North American Review, Passager, Salt River Review, Tattoo Highway
Looking for Bivalve
(Pecan Grove Press, 2002)
Prizes Won: 
Donald Justice Poetry Prize, 2015 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship, 2013 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

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Hungarian American, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
New Brunswick
Raised in: 
New Brunswick, NJ
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Last updated: Dec 05, 2016