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.

 

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Claiming a Space in the World – Diane Simmons’ Short Stories

Claiming a Space in the World – Diane Simmons’ Short Stories

Chick lit covers wearing on you? Glossy images of impossibly long legs and microscopic pink dresses? If the shopping mall and the salon are too confining, enjoy kicking a little fictional butt. Little America Diane Simmons 115 pp. trade paperback The Ohio State University Press, 2011 In Little America, which won The Ohio State University […]

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Will Read for …

Will Read for …

One of the great joys, and terrors, of being a writer is being asked to give readings. Readings are a validation of our work and of our ability to project that work before an audience. When they go well, they provide a rush of reinforcement that can keep us writing through those bleak Februaries of […]

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