Valerie Duff’s To the New World (Salmon Poetry) was shortlisted for the 2011 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Common, AGNI, Harvard Review, PN Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Daily, Antioch Review, and other journals. Her work has been featured as an online exclusive in Gulf Coast. Her reviews and writings have appeared in the The Wolf, The Boston Globe, The Journal, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and St. Botolph Foundation for her work, and a fellowship from the VCCA. She earned degrees from Trinity College, Dublin, Boston University, and St. John’s College. A native Virginian, she is the poetry editor of Salamander Magazine and lives in Boston.