Valerie Wetlaufer is a poet, editor, and educator.

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for her first poetry collection Mysterious Acts by My People (Sibling Rivalry Press 2014), Valerie holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah, an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida State University, an MA in Teaching & a BA in French from Bennington College. She is the editor of Adrienne: a poetry journal of queer women, and author of three chapbooks. Her second book, Call Me by My Other Name was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in March 2016.

Photo by Molly Bennett.