Valerie Nieman (2014)

Valerie Nieman

Valerie Nieman, a 2013-2014 North Carolina poetry fellow, is the author of one poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake, as well as a short-story collection and three novels. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, New Letters, Blackbird and many other journals, as well as several anthologies. Her latest novel, Blood Clay, was the 2012 winner of the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Prize. Nieman graduated from West Virginia University and received an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University and serves as poetry editor of Prime Number magazine. (2014)