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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.

Listen to the World Premiere of "As the Waters Began to Rise," by composer Peter Gilbert, featuring poems from Valerie Martinez’s book-length poem, Count, performed by Ekmeles.

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.

Watch a video (July 2022) featuring Valerie reading an excerpt from Count as part of the "Poets in the Libraries" series curated by Mary Oishi, Albuquerque's 5th Poet Laureate, The video also features the East Mountains Public Library and fellow poets, Philip Hughes Luing, Sara Daniele Rivera, Patty Stevens, and Joana "Jube Ometse" Clayton.

VALERIE MARTÍNEZ

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