Valorie Broadhurst WoerdehoffValorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff

Born 1954 in the USA
Living in Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff, originally from Northern California (USA), has for the last nearly 35 years called Dubuque, Iowa, home. Her poems, including haiku, senryu and rengay, have been widely published. She has judged haiku contests and earned awards for her writing, including haiku, on the local and national level.


a sign
on the cigar shop front door:
“No Smoking”

Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 7: July, 2016

leaving blankets at the shelter
to cover
my guilt 

Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 7: July, 2016

writing you —
the pen
warming in my hand

Frogpond  36.1: Winter 2013

in my ex-husband’s wedding
my off-white shoes
on her feet

Second Place, Humorous Division, 1996 Hawaii Education Association
International Haiku Contest

wrapping my legs
around your waist --
the door bell

Frogpond  #19:2: Summer 1996