Rachel Guido deVries

Cazenovia, NY 13035
(315) 436-4878

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

Gambler's Daughter
(Guernica Editions, 2001)
, How to Sing to a Dago
(Guernica Editions, 1996)
, Tender Warriors
(Firebrand Books, 1986)
, The Altar Boy of Limbo
(Guernica Editions, 2007)
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
Prizes Won: 
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

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

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Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
Italian American
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Prospect Park, NJ
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Last updated: Oct 14, 2016