Victoria Hallerman

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

New York, NY 10301

Author's Bio

I am currently at work on Starts Wednesday: a Year in the Life of a Movie Palace, a memoir of 1976 and a 2,572-seat palace, which friends and I leased for a year. The book is also the story of my early marriage in the turbulent 1970's, the discovery of my vocation as a writer and poet, and my growing awareness of the very urban suburb, St. George Staten Island, where I lived. If failure is the best way to learn, our loss of the theater in 1977 was the best lesson of my young adulthood. The current draft of SW is approximately 63,000 words. To support it, in 2014, I launched the website, which includes a blog, freshened every Wednesday morning (the new movie always started on Wednesday).

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done (William Morrow, 2009)


The Aerialist (Bright Hill Press, 2005)
The Night Market (Firm Ground Press, 1998)
The Woman in the Magic Show (Firm Ground Press, 1995)
Global City Review
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The Nation
Prizes won: 

Discovery/The Nation

The Pushcart Prize


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Elizabeth Bishop, Edith Wharton, Zora Neal Hurston, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson; I could go on and on.
What I'm reading now: 
Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol I by Blanche Wiesen Cook

More Information

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Born in: 
cincinnati, OH
Raised in: 
cincinnati, OH
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Last update: Jun 05, 2019