Valerie A. Smith


Valerie A. Smith is a poet and creative nonfiction writer with a PhD in English from Georgia State University. She earned her masters at Kennesaw State University where she is currently a lecturer. She is a 2022 Sewanee Writers’ Conference Scholar and Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Wayne Literary ReviewSpectrum Literary JournalDogwood: A Journal of Poetry and ProseCrosswinds Poetry JournalAunt Chloe: A Journal of Artful CandorTypehouse Literary MagazineOyster River PagesObsidian: Literature & Arts in the African DiasporaSolstice Literary MagazineAuburn Avenue, and South 85. Above all, she values spending quality time with her family.


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