Valerie Parks has published three collections of poetry, and her articles and poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. Her most recent title ‘Wisdom of a Thousand Fools’ (Silver Bow Publishing, 2011) has earned her much praise. Earlier the same year, Parks had published ‘Pathways’. Her first title is a chapbook about New Westminster Quay, ‘Walking Along the Quay’ that contains her poems, drawings and photos. Val served as a long time leading member of New West Writers, a critique group based in New Westminster that has published three anthologies of writings of it’s members, and Valerie’s poems appears in two of them. As for the fourth anthology, ‘Saving Seeds’, Val’s poetry is the first to appear in the collection.
At the October 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Val will be our Featured Performer. More information about the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.