Valeri Beers is from Bangor, Maine. Her first book of poems titled …details… was published by Thomas Hill Publishing of Maine in 2014. Valeri is currently working on a second book of poetry. She is inspired to write by listening to music and her need to remember important things. She has been published in a number of anthologies including Literature Today, Qutub Minar Review, Clockwise Cat and Our Day Of Passing (compiled and edited by Ingrid Hall and Franco Esposito. She has also been published in online and print publications including Zest literary magazine, Far Away literary magazine, Kumquat Poetry and The Writer’s Drawer.
One of my favorite poets is Erica Jong, check her out at http://www.ericajong.com. Her poetry is very personal, emotional and detailed. She has influenced my work a lot so if you like my poetry, you’ll probably like hers as well. Dorothy Parker is another favorite. If you like sarcastic and clever prose and poems, I highly recommend reading The Portable Dorothy Parker from Viking, which has her short short stories and poems.)
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