Vala Thoroddswas born in Iceland and grew up in Reykjavík, upstate New York, and South Bend, Indiana. As a poet she has been nominated for the 2014 PEN New Voices Award and her poetry has been published online and in print in the White Review, Poetry Wales, Ambit, Tongue, Hotel and elsewhere. A selection of her poems is published in the anthology New Poetries VII.
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