Valerie Nieman

N/A
Greensboro, NC

Author's Bio

Valerie Nieman is the author of three novels, the most recent being Blood Clay, 2012 winner of the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Prize. Her 1988 novel Neena Gathering was returned to print as a classic in the post-apocalyptic genre. Her debut poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake, was joined by a new book, Hotel Worthy, in 2015. A graduate of West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte, she is a former newspaper reporter and editor. She now teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Blood Clay
(Press 53, 2011)
, Fidelities
(West Virginia University Press, 2004)
, Hotel Worthy
(Press 53, 2015)
, Survivors
(Van Neste Books, 2010)
, Wake Wake Wake
(Press 53, 2006)
Anthologies: 
After ShocksThe Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events
(Sante Lucia Books, 2009)
, And Love
(Jacar Press, 2013)
, Arthurian Literature by Women
(Garland Publishing, 1999)
, Keeping Track
(Main Street Rag Press, 2013)
, Modern Arthurian Literature
(Garland Publishing, 1992)
, One Paycheck Away
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2003)
, The Sound of Poets Cooking
(Jacar Press, 2011)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Vol. VII North Carolina
(Texas Review Press, 2015)
Journals: 
Antietam Review, Canary, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crab Creek Review, Green Mountains Review, International Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New Letters, North Carolina Literary Review, Poetry, Solo Cafe, storySouth, West Branch
Chapbook: 
How We Live
(State Street Press, 1988)
, Slipping Out of Old Eve
(Sing Heavenly Muse!, 1986)
Prizes Won: 
NC Arts Fellowship, NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, WV Commission on the Arts grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women grant, Greg Grummer Prize in Poetry, only two-time winner of the Elizabeth Simpson Smith prize in fiction, Byron Herbert Reece Prize, Nazim Hikmet Prize

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Jamestown
Raised in: 
NY
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Last updated: Jul 08, 2016