Author Archive: Valerie Nieman
Valerie Nieman’s third novel, Blood Clay, was published this spring by Press 53. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Fidelities, from West Virginia University Press, and a poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake. Her work has appeared in many journals including New Letters, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Green Mountains Review, Arts & Letters, and the recent anthology Degrees of Elevation. She has received an NEA creative writing fellowship, two Elizabeth Simpson Smith prizes in fiction, and the Greg Grummer Prize in poetry. A native of Western New York State, she graduated from West Virginia University and the M.F.A. program at Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches writing at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro, NC, and leads workshops at programs including North Carolina Writers Network and John C. Campbell Folk School. She is the poetry editor for Prime Number.