About Valeri Beers

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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.)

You can connect with Valeri on Facebook (facebook.com/valeribeers) or Twitter (@theval2000)







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  1. Dear Valeri,

    I hope this email finds your well, happy and enjoying 2017 thus far.

    I’m reaching out on behalf of COG as we’ve secured U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to serve as the final judge for our COG Poetry Awards (January 31, 2017 deadline). The winner will receive:

    A blurb about the winning piece by the U.S. Poet Laureate
    Your work adapted as an animated short film, 2D animation, graphic novel or series of interpretive illustrations by students in the celebrated Digital Art & Animation and Digital Audio Technology programs at Cogswell College
    Publication online and in the print issue, as well as a $1,000 prize.

    Check out the adaptation of last year’s winning COG Poetry Awards entry, The Last Gun, here: http://www.cogzine.com/watch

    The link to our Submittable site: https://cog.submittable.com/submit

    Much respect, and many thanks for considering this invitation to submit work.


    COG’s Editors

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