About Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff

Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff, originally from Northern California, has spent the last 39 years in America’s Heartland. Her poems, both long and short forms, have been widely published in magazines, juried journals, and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. She has taught courses and workshops on writing, and judged writing contests at the local, national, and international level, including having served as a judge for the Haiku Society of America’s (HSA) Gerald M. Brady Memorial Award. A collection of linked verse she co-authored was shortlisted for the 2019 Haiku Foundation Touchstone Book Award and received First in the Marianne Blugar Book Awards from Haiku Canada in 2020.

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