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). She leads creative writing workshops through the Newberry Library and teaches literature with the City Colleges of Chicago. Valerie was 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

Books: 
House of McQueen
(Four Way Books, 2018)
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, Pool, Potomac Review, Rhino Magazine, Ricochet Review, Rust+Moth Journal, Santa Clara Review, The Found Poetry Review, The Ilanot Review, Tinderbox, TINGE Magazine, Unsplendid, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw Journal, Watershed Review
Chapbook: 
The Dictators' Guide to Good Housekeeping
(Dancing Girl Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
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

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
California, Colorado, South Dakota, Utah
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Last updated: Sep 22, 2016