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Brief Bio

Valerie Wallace’s debut poetry collection House of McQueen (March 2018) was chosen by Vievee Francis for the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry. In their starred review Publishers Weekly said that Wallace created “…a literary seance…serving as a scholar of and medium for the late iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen….” Her work was chosen by Margaret Atwood for the Atty Award, and she has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Award in Poetry, as well as many grants to support her work, for which she is extremely grateful. She is the current Barbara Friedman Poet Laureate of LaPorte County, Indiana.

Author photos by Marc Monaghan

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Translating Fashion into Poetry
video by Libby Green

Reading from HOUSE OF MCQUEEN for Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica Series 

Lecture at Chapman University – Aesthetics of Obsession
video by Tabula Poetica