Valerie Wallace

Chicago, IL

Author's Bio

Valerie Wallace is the author of "House of McQueen", which was selected by Vievee Francis for the Four Way Books 2016 Intro Prize (March 2018), and the chapbook "The Dictators' Guide to Good Housekeeping" (2011, Dancing Girl Press). Valerie was an associate editor and the webmaster with RHINO Poetry from 2009-2016, 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

House of McQueen
(Four Way Books, 2018)
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)
Ars Poetica, Borderlines, Convergence, Court Green, Drumvoices Revue, Eleven Eleven, Her Mark/Woman Made Gallery Date Book, JMWW, Kettle Blue Review, Maize, Margie, Mid-American Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Pool, Potomac Review, Rhino Magazine, Ricochet Review, Rust + Moth, Santa Clara Review, The Found Poetry Review, Ilanot Review, Tinderbox, TINGE Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, Unsplendid, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw Journal, Watershed Review
The Dictators' Guide to Good Housekeeping
(Dancing Girl Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
2017 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Grant; 2016 Four Way Books Intro Prize; 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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California, Colorado, South Dakota, Utah
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Last updated: Sep 01, 2017