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Join Valerie on Instagram with posts dedicated to her book-length poem, COUNT

Read a review of COUNT by Karen Leona Anderson in the April  2023 issue of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment: Review.

Purchase a copy of COUNT here.

Valerie will be the featured poet with CHATTER - Santa Fe (Saturday, July 22, 2023) and CHATTER - Albuquerque (Sunday, July 23). About CHATTER: Sunday mornings, 50 weeks a year: welcoming, invigorating, eccentric. Chatter weaves together traditional and contemporary chamber music in often surprising programs that include a reading by our poet/speaker of the morning and a two-minute celebration of silence. Learn more: Chatter

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Sunday, April 30, 2023: 1 pm MST, Albuquerque Museum, Join us for a reading from Count, by Valerie, as well as excerpts from the world premiere of “As the Waters Began to Rise,” a work for voices by composer Peter Gilbert, featuring sections from Martinez’s book-length poem and performed by Ekmeles on April 7, 2022. Learn more.

Valerie's essay, "Peopleness: Ethnicity and the Latinx Poem," appears in the new anthology, Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry (University of New Mexico Press, 2022). Learn more here.

Valerie's ekphrastic poem, "Granite Weaving" (based on Jesus Moroles's granite sculpture by the same name), appears in the new How to Read (and Write About) Poetry by Susan Holbrook (Broadview Press 2022, second edition, page 44).  The poem original appeared in Poetry magazine, March 2016.

Watch a reading from Count, Valerie's new book, and conversation with Rigoberto Gonzalez, Puerto del Sol Series editor at the University of Arizona Press.

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