<<Human existence is so fragile a thing and exposed to such dangers that I cannot love without trembling.>>

Simone Weil

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Valerie Hsiung’s debut books of poetry–incantation inarticulate and under your face–were both published in 2013 by O Balthazar Press. Latest and notable poetry and writing can be found in print and digital with American Letters & Commentary, Apiary, Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LOVEbook by SP CE, Mad Hatters’ Review, Moonshot, New Delta Review, the PEN Poetry Series, RealPoetik, and VOLT, among elsewhere. Her poetry books have been honored as winner of the 2012 Frances Mason Harris Prize and as finalist for the 2015 Fence Press Ottoline Book Prize and the 2014 Coconut Books Elizabeth P. Braddock Prize. As a vocalist-lyricist and performance artist, she has premiered work throughout France and the United States. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Hsiung spent significant portions of her childhood in Las Vegas and is now based out of Brooklyn.


Contact : valerie dot ohio at gmail dot com


<<Attend me, hold me in your muscular flowering arms, protect me from throwing any part of myself away.>>

Audre Lorde