Rachel Guido deVries

Fiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

The Milk of Almonds (Feminist Press at CUNY, 2002)
The Voices We Carry (Guernica Editions, 1994)
The Altar Boy of Limbo (Guernica Editions, 2007)
Gambler's Daughter (Guernica Editions, 2001)
How to Sing to a Dago (Guernica Editions, 1996)
Tender Warriors (Firebrand Books, 1986)
Italian Americana
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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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Italian American
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Prospect Park, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Oct 14, 2016