About Valorie Woerdehoff

Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff, originally from Northern California (USA), has for the last nearly 35 years called Dubuque, Iowa, home. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loras College and served over 30 years as a higher education professional. Over 250 of her poems, including numerous haiku, senryu, and rengay, along with articles have been published in magazines, juried journals, and anthologies. She studied haiku with Bill Pauly, and has taught courses on publishing and judged writing contests at the local and national level. Her writing garnered a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and awards in local and national competition.

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