UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IBIS LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES: Valerie Martinez
Coral Gables, FL
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IBIS LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES: Valerie Martinez -- Gables Start: 8:00 pm UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IBIS LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES: Valerie Martinez is a poet, translator, teacher, playwright, librettist, and collaborative artist. Her award-winning books include Absence, Luminescent, World to World, A Flock of Scarlet Doves, Each and Her, And They Called It Horizon and This is How It Began. Her most recent book, Each and Her (winner of the 2012 Arizona Book Award), was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Open Book Award, the William Carlos William Award, and the Ron Ridenhour Prize. Her work has been widely published in journals, magazines, anthologies and media outlets including The Best American Poetry, the Washington Post, and the Poetry Foundation?s Poetry Everywhere series. She is Executive Director of Littleglobe, Inc., a non-profit collaborative of artists who work in community. Valerie has a B.A. from Vassar College and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She was the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico for 2008-2010.