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Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff

Valorie Woerdehoff, 2018
Photo by John Spencer Woerdehoff

Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff (born Valorie Anne Broadhurst, July 5, 1954, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.; formerly published as Valorie Breyfogle), American higher education marketing, communication, and grant writing professional, writer, and poet. Since 1988, her haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, and rengay have appeared in juried journals, exhibits, and anthologies in the U.S.A. and abroad. Her work has been translated into Gaelic and Japanese and earned awards in local, national, and international competitions. Tsugigami, a collection of linked verse she coauthored (2018) with Connie R Meester, was shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Book Award in 2019 and received First Place in the inaugural Marianne Bluger Book and Chapbook Awards from Haiku Canada in 2020. She has resided in Dubuque, Iowa, since 1981.

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Updated on January 28, 2022