Books

NightfallNightfall

Red Mountain Press, 2016
(70 pages, $18.95)

How Shadows are BundledHow Shadows are Bundled

University of New Mexico Press, 2009
(126 pages, $21.95)

Point of No ReturnPoint of No Return

La Alameda Press, 2005
(113 pages, $14.00)

Fish DrumFish Drum Magazine Volume 15

Fish Drum Press, 1999
(76 pages, $6.00)

Sending the Body OutSending the Body Out

Zephyr Press, 1986
(45 pages, $3.95)

Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and StorytellingYour Mythic Journey

co-author Sam Keen
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam
(126 pages, $21.95)

Lost Treasures & Old MinesLost Treasures & Old Mines: A New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book

compiled & edited by
Anne Valley-Fox and Ann Lacy
Sunstone Press, 2011
(268 pages, $26.95)

Outlaws & DesperadosOutlaws & Desperados: A New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book

compiled & edited by
Anne Valley-Fox and Ann Lacy
Sunstone Press, 2008
(481 pages, $21.95)

Frontier StoriesFrontier Stories: A New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book

compiled & edited by
Anne Valley-Fox and Ann Lacy
Sunstone Press, 2010
(328 pages, $28.95)

tories from Hispano New MexicoStories from Hispano New Mexico: A New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book

compiled & edited by
Anne Valley-Fox and Ann Lacy
Sunstone Press, 2012
(335 pages, $28.95)

CowboysCowboys, Ranching & Cattle Trails: A New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book

compiled & edited by
Anne Valley-Fox and Ann Lacy
Sunstone Press, 2013
(383 pages, $29.95)

Other Books

Work included in the following anthologies:

Generations: A Centenary of American Poets (1919-2019)
Thomas Rain Crowe, Editor, New Native Press, 2015

Nuova Antologia de Poesia Americana
a cura di Alessandra Bava, Edizioni Ensemble, Rome, 2015

POEM: Poets on (an) Exchange Mission
Fish Drum, Inc. and Double Change, 2009

We Came to Santa Fe: Pennywhistle Press Anthology
Pennywhistle Press, 2009

Baby Beat Generation
Traduction, sélection et introduction by Mathias de Breyne
La Main Courante, France, 2005

In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960
University of New Mexico Press, 2004

New Mexico Poetry Renaissance
Red Crane Books, 1994

Readings & Events

Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

Anne Valley-Fox reads from Nightfall
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Poetry reading with John High
Lauren Camp, Lise Goett, Emily Stern and Mya G
Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.

Nightfall Book Launch
Collected poems from Red Mountain Press
Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Reading at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery
Fruita, Colorado

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.

Reading at Regional Library
Montrose, Colorado

Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

Reading at Arroyo’s
Telluride, Colorado

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.

El Paseo Taos 2015
Taos Civic Plaza Drive
“Love Letter to the World”

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m.

Qwarked Wine Bar, Los Alamos
Reading with Don McIver

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Reading with Mei-mei Berrsenbrugge
Cloud 5 Gallery, Santa Fe

Saturday, June 22, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe
Reading with John Macker, Lawrence Welsh, V.B. Price

Author Statement

Anne Valley-Fox

I write from the body. A poem is a physical thing: it breathes, it’s made of rhythm and sound and occupies a spatial dimension. A poem first breaks through consciousness as a vibration, which is why it is sensed long before (if ever) it’s comprehended.

A poet makes everything up, including one’s job description. My job: to retrieve rejected or edgy bits of inner material and put them together in ways that illuminate and provoke. My poems seek connections, complications, and small astonishments.

At times I say to myself that the world has no use for so much contemporary poetry—titles lined up on shelves (and now cyberspace) like so many wallflowers waiting to be plucked. But excess of songbooks and songbirds is hardly our problem. I wish for the world a chaotic abundance of poets, artists, performers, healers, magicians, dreamers and visionaries to counterbalance the steely force of prisons, governments, guns.

The words in a spirited poem want to shape themselves in our mouths and be sounded. This is sometimes enough. As the Greek poet Sappho wrote in the 7th century B.C., “Mere air, these words, but delicious to hear.”