Valerie Worth received the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Poetry Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1991, which recognizes a body of work. She was one of only five poets selected out of more than 2000 entries from around the world.
Worth died on September 10, 1992 at the age of 49 after suffering for several years with cancer.
She published seven collections of poetry for children and two books of poems for adults. Her first four books were awarded the Lincoln Prize by the NCTE.
Her best-known work is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. It has been cited as an influence on many contemporary writers working with poetry and prose.
Worth was also active in politics. For a time she served as director of special projects for the presidential campaign of Senator Gary Hart. When Hart lost his bid for the presidency, he too withdrew from public life and left Worth to run his campaign alone. After the election, Worth returned to California where she lived with her husband, author James Redford, and their son.
They traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, visiting many national parks along the way.
Valerie Worth Bahlke (October 29, 1933–July 31, 1994) was an American poet and children's book author who went by the pen name Valerie Worth. ...
|Died||July 31, 1994 (aged 60) Clinton, New York, United States|
|Occupation||Writer and poet|
Valerie had written a lot of stories as a youngster, but she hadn't begun composing poetry until she was a teenager. Her first poetry was published while she was just eighteen years old. She has since published several books of poems.
Before she became well-known as a novelist, Joyce Carol O'Connor wrote dozens of poems that were published in magazines and journals throughout the United States. One of her more famous poems is "The Night Circus." Joyce later turned this poem into a novel called The Circus Rider's Song.
Another poet who has written many love poems is William Shakespeare. Love poems have also been written about other subjects such as nature, religion, and politics. Some modern poets have also written love poems. One of them is Elizabeth Bishop who is known for her serene style of poetry. Another one is W. H. Auden who was a leading light of the modernist movement in literature.
Love poems are still being written today. Some recent poets include Michael McClure, Robert Frost, John Donne, and e.e. cummings.
In conclusion, poetry is the art of expressing feelings in words. It is very popular among people of all ages worldwide because every person can understand poetry.
Valerie Bloom is a Jamaican-born performance poet who writes many of her poems in Jamaican Patois. Her published work includes Hot Like Fire, a Power of Reading recommended text, and Fruits: a Caribbean Counting Poem, an award-winning picture book. Valerie has been praised for her gift for wordplay and the innovative use of language in her poetry.
In addition to writing poetry, Valerie performs her poems at festivals, schools, and other events around the world. She also teaches creative writing workshops at universities and community centers throughout North America.
After graduating from high school in 1990, Valerie traveled to Canada where she studied cultural anthropology and psychology at McGill University. It was here that she began writing poetry. Inspired by African drumming classes, dance parties with friends, and conversations with professors who were also poets, she decided to give it a try herself.
Since then, she has written hundreds of poems about topics such as death, love, and religion. Valerie's work has been featured in several magazines and journals, including The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, and she has won multiple awards from organizations including the National Poetry Society, the International Association of Literary Translators, and the American Translators Association.