Who am I? I am everything I write. If you read it here, you’ve met me and I thank you for giving my art your precious time. If you haven’t read my poetry, diatribes or stories, then you’ve not met me yet, but I hope something on this blog piques your interest enough to make you stay and have a good look around.
For those in search of a professional bio, this is everything thus far from soup to nuts and a couple of kitchen sinks, but remember, my entire life is my CV from which I derive every tidbit of material for my stories and poetry. Therefore without further delay, I present my third person narcissistic professional profile, an always changing and ever growing entity that never ceases to amaze me
Val B Russell is a Best of the Net and twice Pushcart nominated poet, novelist, satirist and publisher/editor of tuckmagazine.com, a globally focused online lit, art, photography and music publication whose primary policy is to promote the work of independent artists around the world.
“Cockroaches and White Bread” Referential magazine. Nominated for Best of the Net as well as a Pushcart Prize
“POEm” Voxpoetica anthology: From 9/11 to a New Year
“Lipstick and Menthol” Voxpoetica
“Tic Toc” Voxpoetica
“Billie” Sibling Rivalry Press anthology “Fag Hag’
“Circular Motion” Voxpoetica
“Jam” Ditch Magazine
“I Am” The Caper Literary Journal anthology: VWA: Poems for Haiti
“Frank Sullivan’s Storm” The Cuffer Anthology iv: Short Fiction
She has recently completed a memoir of her childhood: ‘Ma and Me.’ In addition to this she has four other projects in various stages of completion and is a freelance writer for various publications, both print and online magazines such as…
Herizons magazine (print)
Reader’s Digest etc
She has also done an interview with DJ Alsan for Radio Valencia in San Francisco to discuss poetry and the nature of creativity. The interview can be heard by clicking > HERE
She was also a guest panelist at The Writers’ Union of Canada 40th anniversary AGM in Ottawa in 2013 where the discussion focused on the future of book reviews, the influence of independent publishing, electronic media and what it means for the future of print.
For those who are into the human non careerist details, the following basics are for you:
A hardcore activist for the poor, abused and disenfranchised
A survivor or rape, child abuse and domestic violence. My ability to overcome has been due in large part to my devotion to my child and a healthy but dark sense of humour.
A thorn in the side of oppressive people, governing bodies, ideologies and religions.
A promoter of other writers and artists.
A writer in need of an agent and publisher.
A starving artist.