Valerie Goodman is a poet and academic originally from Colorado, now living in Edinburgh, Scotland. A former student of Naropa University, she has recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh with double honours in English Literature and Scottish Ethnology. Her undergraduate dissertation aimed to contribute to the growing corpus of academic study on the female presence in the Beat canon and the importance of Buddhist practice in the work of Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman. Currently on academic hiatus, she is planning her MScR in the psychogeographies of the work of di Prima and Waldman as they moved from the East Coast to the American West.
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