poet * educator * collaborative artist


***Watch a TEDx ABQ talk by Valerie and Shelle Sanchez: Collaboration Driven by Imagination

***Valerie is Project Co-Director of the Stories of Route 66: The International District , a large-scale art and community engagement initiative in Albuquerque. The project was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/Our Town grant. Learn more at: Project Description

***Valerie is the Co-Founder of the EKCO Poets, an annual collaboration between 4 poets who perform an exciting hybrid of poetry, ekphrasis, and spoken word "theatre." Learn more below.

***On March 22nd, Valerie was presented with a 2014 Creative Bravos Award, presented to individuals, organizations, events and/or businesses for outstanding achievements in support of the creative economy.