House of McQueen: A Selected Bibliography

April 4th, 2018

Selected by Vievee Francis for the Four Way Books Intro Prize, Valerie Wallace’s House of McQueen is a glittering debut by an assured new voice. Inhabiting the life and work of Alexander McQueen, Wallace builds a fantastical world using both original language and excerpts drawn from interviews, supermodels, Shakespeare, and more. At turns fierce and vulnerable, here is a collection that leaps from runway to fairytale to street with wild, brilliant grace. Valerie Wallace will discuss House of McQueen on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:00pm.

The Clerk's Tale, by Spencer Reece

What the Living Do, by Marie Howe

The New Black, by Evie Shockley

The Book of Forms, by Lewis Turco

Ravishing DisUnities, edited by Agha Shahid Ali

Olio, by Tyehimba Jess

Brutal Imagination, by Cornelius Eady

Native Guard, by Natasha Tretheway

Stag's Leap, by Sharon Olds

Roget's Thesaurus

About the author: Valerie Wallace is the author of House of McQueen, selected by Vievee Francis for the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry, and the chapbook The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping (dancing girl press 2011). Her work was chosen by Margaret Atwood for the 2012 Atty Award, and she has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award and the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Award in Poetry. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is Associate Director, Communications for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life at the University of Chicago and teaches courses and workshops in Chicago and elsewhere.

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