A reviewer, storyteller, writer, & librarian. Current reviews are in The Ruach: newsletter of Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, California. Quote: 'Val could read the phone book and make it sound good! ' A podcast of Val reading Gershon's Monster is at http: //media.libsyn.com/media/yourjewishneighborhood/yjn-108.mp3
Click 'play now'. To hear Chanukkah Guest, a story by Eric Kimmel, go http: //media.libsyn.com/media/ yourjewishneighborhood/yjn-19.mp3 April 08 Val won 1st & 2nd for short and long poems at Pleasanton, CA Poetry & Arts Festival. Also, poems Carbon Futures and Blowout appear on CA Poet Laureate Al Young's website alyoung.org> Wild Blue Yonder section. Other readings, etc. are on blog HoopDance at Valmorehouse.com. Early reviews also appear in archives of The Booklist (Chicago) and Library Journal(New York) . Early poems were published in Anthology: a Collection of Cape Cod Writers, from Woods Hole Press.


Val Morehouse Poems


You touch me and taste pain,
a salt lake
beached and betrayed
by its beginning.... more »

Why Poems Should Be Read Aloud

I have been ambushed, startled of late by
days once lost, the unimportant rising
with a sudden star-burst of insight;
gone nova when I heard my own voice reading... more »


Bare feet carry that first cup of
morning to you full of night’s
disagreement black and
bitter without sweet apology.... more »

Val Morehouse Quotes

Comments about Val Morehouse

Elizabeth Emerick Wilholt 30 Aug 2008 09:19
Val is a very talented and accomplished poet. And a gorgeous redhead to boot!