Valerie G Nieman


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom Building 425 GCB
OtherGeneral Studies / Jamestown Community College
B.S.Print Journalism / West Virginia University
MFACreative Writing - Fiction / Queens University of Charlotte


I published my second poetry collection, Hotel Worthy, in 2015. My most recent novels were Blood Clay in 2011 and Neena Gathering (reissue) in 2012. I have completed a third collection of poetry as well as my fifth novel, both in submission. Graduate of Queens University of Charlotte and West Virginia University.

Research Interests

Current work-in-progress is a book in the haibun tradition, mixing poetry and prose, based on a solo hiking trip in Scotland. Recent poetry publications in Border Crossing and One journals, anthology inclusions in Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods (WVU Press) and upcoming in Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Anthology (University of Georgia Press.)

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Recent Publications

  • Valerie Nieman (2019). (To the Bones). pp. 204 ). West Virginia University Press.
  • Valerie Nieman (2018). (Excerpt from novel "To the Bones"). (To the Bones: An Appalachian Tale) ). Monkeybicycle.
  • Valerie Nieman (2018). (Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse). pp. 98 ). Press 53.
  • Valerie Nieman (2017). ("Because You Went"). In Julie Brooks Barbour, Mary McMyne, 7, ). Border Crossing, Lake Superior State College.
  • Valerie Nieman (2017). (Poems from "Hotel Worthy" ). In Tatiani Rapatzikou, Evangelia Sakkeliou, ("Hotel Worthy" collection published 2015) pp. 9 poems ). Poeticanet, TELMECO SA .
  • Valerie Nieman (2016). ("Looking West from Iona"). (Poem from a book in progress) (2016) pp. 2 ). Southword Journal, Munster Literary Centre, Ireland.
  • Valerie Nieman (2016). ("A Good Man" (short story)). In Sheryl Monks, (1) 1, ). Change 7.
  • Valerie Nieman (2016). ("Observer Effect"). (10) pp. 2 ). One journal, from Jacar Press.
  • Valerie Nieman (2015). ("Lore 2," "Father Showed Us the Aurora Borealis," "Harvest," "Catechism," "Watch The Sun Come Up on Your Own Life"" ). (Poems also appeared in book, Hotel Worthy, Press 53) (Issue V, Volume VIII ) ). Connotation Press.
  • Valerie Nieman (2015). ("Last Sweet" and "Greensboro: The Women" (two poems)). In Jim Dodson, ). O. Henry Magazine.
  • Valerie Nieman, Teresa Styles (2015). (Mens et Manus: A Pictorial History of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University). pp. 280 ). The Donning Co..
  • Valerie Nieman (2015). (Hotel Worthy, a poetry collection). In Kevin Watson, (first) pp. 85 ). Press 53.
  • Valerie Nieman (2014). ("Occam's Razor" (poem)). In Jim Dodson, (11) 4, pp. 128 ). O.Henry Magazine.
  • Valerie Nieman (2014). ("Dark Matter" (poem)). In John Casquarelli, (Hotel Worthy) pp. online journal ). The Otter.
  • Valerie Nieman (2014). (Six poems from "The Leopard Lady Speaks"). In Speer Morgan, ("The Leopard Lady Speaks") (37.2) ). The Missouri Review.
  • Valerie Nieman (2014). ("Notorious" (poem)). In Joe Ponepinto, (Hotel Worthy) (1) ). Tahoma Literary Review.
  • Valerie Nieman (2014). ("You Don't Leave It at the Side of the Road" (poem)). In Philip Gerard/Jill Gerard, ("The Leopard Lady Speaks") ). Chautauqua.
  • Valerie Nieman (2013). (Neena Gathering, a novel). ). Permuted Press.
  • Valerie Nieman (2011). (Blood Clay, a novel). ). Press 53.
  • Valerie Nieman (2006). (Wake Wake Wake). In Kevin Watson, ). Press 53.