Valerie Hsiung is a poet, writer, editor, musician and interdisciplinary performer. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections: efg (exchange following and gene flow): a trilogy (Action Books, forthcoming 2016), incantation inarticulate (O Balthazar Press, 2013) and under your face (O Balthazar Press, 2013). Recipient of the 2012 Frances Mason Harris Prize and shortlisted for the 2015 Fence Ottoline Book Prize and the 2014 Coconut Books Braddock Prize, Hsiung has premiered work as a vocalist-lyricist and performer throughout France and the United States, and has had the chance to meet and study with Mandé drummers and dancers, Sacred Harp Shape-Note Singers from Savannah and jazz manouche chanteuses in Marseille. Her writing can be found in numerous print and digital publications, including American Letters & Commentary, Apiary, Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LOVEbook by SPZCE, Moonshot, New Delta Review, the PEN Poetry Series, RealPoetik and VOLT, among elsewhere. Born in July in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hsiung spent significant portions of her childhood in Las Vegas, earned a BA from Brown University and is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.
Contact : valerie dot ohio at gmail dot com