poet * educator * collaborative artist * activist

***Valerie is Founder of the EKCO Poets, an annual collaboration between 4 poets who perform an exciting hybrid of poetry, ekphrasis, poetry, and spoken word performance. 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.