Hello! I’m Valerie.

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photo by Kalliopi Mathios

Poet, performer, and sound artist, Valerie Hsiung is the author of three full-length poetry collections: e f g (Action Books, 2016), incantation inarticulate (O Balthazar Press, 2013), and under your face (OBP, 2013). Her poems can be found in or are forthcoming from dozens of publications, including The Nation, The Believer, jubilat, Chicago Review, PEN America, The Rumpus, Sonora Review, Poetry Northwest, Denver Quarterly, American Letters & Commentary, Pinwheel, and beyond.

A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of the 2019 Kay Murphy Prize, she has performed her little poetry theater at Treefort Music Festival, DC Arts Center, Common Area Maintenance, Poetic Research Bureau, Casa Libre en la Solana, Shapeshifter Lab, and The Silent Barn. Born and raised by Chinese-Taiwanese immigrants in southern Ohio, Hsiung is now based out of New York.

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