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Valerie Sopher


Valerie Sopher is a retired attorney and singing quilter from the San Francisco Bay Area who found her poetic voice during the pandemic. Her work has appeared in Canary, Caustic Frolic, SLANT, Prometheus Dreaming, Science Write Now, and others. She was the grand prize winner in the Wingless Dreamer Dawn of the day contest and a finalist in the Orchard Street Press Poetry Contest in 2022. She is grateful to the Coolbrith Circle Annual Poetry Contest for honoring and selecting her poems and to The Orchard Street Press for publishing her first chapbook.