Valerie Wallace

Valerie Wallace received an MFA from SAIC in 2004, and has received many grants and residencies to support her writing, for which she is extremely grateful. Her chapbook, The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping was published in 2012; 10 poems from it were selected by Margaret Atwood for the Atty Award. Her first book, House of McQueen, was selected for the 2016 Four Way Books Intro Prize by Vievee Francis and will be published in 2018.

Bespoke by Valerie Wallace

    After Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)   Note: Each stanza’s respective vocabularies are from seven women fitted by the late Alexander McQueen and were built out of transcribed print and video interviews, presentations, tweets, and press releases; the arrangement and intentions of their words in this poem are mine. I […]