Rachel Guido deVries

Fiction Writer, Poet

deVries
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: 
(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

Anthologies:
The Milk of Almonds (Feminist Press at CUNY, 2002)
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The Voices We Carry (Guernica Editions, 1994)
Books:
The Altar Boy of Limbo (Guernica Editions, 2007)
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Gambler's Daughter (Guernica Editions, 2001)
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How to Sing to a Dago (Guernica Editions, 1996)
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Tender Warriors (Firebrand Books, 1986)
Journals:
Italian Americana
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VIA
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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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Paterson
Raised in: 
Prospect Park, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Oct 14, 2016