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Join Valerie on Instagram for 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 teach a workshop at the annual Taos Writers Conference entitled "The Art of the Poetry Chapbook" on Friday, July 19, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm. in Taos. Learn more and register here.

Recently published: Open-Hearted Horizon: An Albuquerque Poetry Anthology, edited by Valerie and Shelle Sanchez, University of New Mexico Press, 2024, featuring 66 Albuquerque poets. Learn more.   

Celebrating 20 years of the wonderful Letras Latinas, Valerie will read with Blas Falconer and Dan Vera at the Folger Library in Washington, DC, part of the O.B. Hardison Series, on November 12, 2024.  This is the 11th of a 12-month series. Learn more here.

Reknowned composer Peter Gilbert composed music for various sections of COUNT. Listen to "As the Waters Began to Rise," performed by Ekmeles, on Soundcloud.

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.

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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