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Valerie Martinez

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20100810

Poet, translator, and playwright, Valerie Martinez served as the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2008 through 2010.  2010 marks the publication of several books, including Each and Her, a poetic exploration of the murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico;  And They Called It Horizon, poems about Santa Fe written during her tenure as poet laureate; Lines and Circles: Understanding Contemporary Santa Fe, a nonfiction anthology she edited as the capstone project of her laureateship; and a new edition of her book of poems, Absence, Luminescent, which was chosen for the 1999 Larry Levis Prize by Jean Valentine.

| Subject Matter: Women, Latina, Santa Fe | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 2008-2010 Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, 1999 Larry Levis Prize |

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