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Victoria...
Location: Greeneville, TN
Gender: Female
Born: 7/12/1953
Interests: martial arts, poetry, scrabble
Member: Premier Author
Joined: February 2008
INFORMATION
Victoria Rivas is a retired computer programmer and math teacher. She now runs a martial arts studio for her retirement job.

She is also poetry addict. Victoria featured around CT and NY for about 15 years (from 1995-2010), including many CT and upstate NY venues as well as The Knitting Factory in NYC.

Her poetry has been published in many journals including Bogg, The Underwood Review, Big Hammer, Connecticut River Review, Caprice, Common Ground Review, Brouhaha, and the Journal of Asian Martial Arts. It has also been included in two anthologies, Working Hard for the Money from Bottom Dog Press and Along the Lake edited by Sean Thomas Dougherty. She has one book of poetry, "Keeping House", a memoir about her first year teaching, "Yo Miss! I Need a Pencil" which includes poetry and prose, and two works of fiction, "B.T. and the Beast" and "The Shepherd's Forgotten Christmas."

Victoria was on the board of directors for the The 8th Annual National Poetry Slam Championship & 1997 Connecticut Poetry Festival, and the 2001 and 2003 Connecticut Poetry Festivals. She was also an alternate on the 1998 CT Slam Team.

She is also on the Board of Directors of the Tang Soo Do Masters Alliance and Moo Yea Tang Soo Do.
FAVORITE QUOTE
This pic is 15 years old, but it's my favorite picture EVER of me.
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FanStory wrote to Victoria...: My Students Gave to Me finished third in the contest "12 Days of Christmas Parody"
December 30, 2020 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to Victoria...: (it never changes) senryu finished third in the contest "Political Senryu"
December 14, 2020 at 5:10PM

FanStory wrote to Victoria...: The Day After Christmas finished first in the contest "What A Mess!"
November 27, 2020 at 12:10PM
    sammielwf: Victoria,
    Congratulations on your first place finish. This was a fun piece to read.
    Sammielwf
    November 28, 2020 at 2:19AM

FanStory wrote to Victoria...: Eat Chocolate Naked finished third in the contest "DUFOGE! (Read Twice!)"
November 10, 2020 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to Victoria...: Jose, Math Student finished second in the contest "Senryu You!"
November 9, 2020 at 12:10PM

FanStory wrote to Victoria...: And Then... finished first in the contest "Children's Rhyming Poem"
November 7, 2020 at 3:10PM

 
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Riddle me this...
What am I?

Sir Vivian and Emmy the Scary
Children's rhyming poem - a ballad

Control
Writing Process

Christmas Eve
A Dufoge - see author's notes

My Students Gave to Me
Twelve Days of Christmas entry

(it never changes) senryu
political senryu

Gathering for Christmas
My favorite Christmas tradition

Matt in Three-quarter View
A 5/4 Poem

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Sir Vivian and Emmy the Scary reached "Recognized" status.
January 25 at 3:48PM
My Students Gave to Me finished third in the contest "12 Days of Christmas Parody"
December 30 at 12:13AM
(it never changes) senryu finished third in the contest "Political Senryu"
December 14 at 5:10PM
The Day After Christmas finished first in the contest "What A Mess!"
November 27 at 12:10PM
Eat Chocolate Naked finished third in the contest "DUFOGE! (Read Twice!)"
November 10 at 2:10AM
Jose, Math Student finished second in the contest "Senryu You!"
November 9 at 12:10PM
And Then... finished first in the contest "Children's Rhyming Poem"
November 7 at 3:10PM
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