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Alicia Valasse-Polius  is a Saint Lucian poet, fiction and non-fiction writer and essayist. She is also an ESL/EFL Tutor and educational technologist. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies including Harlequin Magazine, Moko Magazine and The Caribbean Writer. Alicia's short fiction has also appeared in journals and collections which include Susumba's Book Bag and POUi, and she has worked as a non-fiction writer in St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean. Her work has been featured at live events in the Caribbean, U.S.A. and England.  She has received numerous accolades in the area of literary arts, youth work and community involvement. Valasse-Polius was shortlisted for the 2015 Small Axe Poetry Prize and won the 2016 Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for Best Short Fiction.

Alicia has served as a remote United Nations Volunteer and judge for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, among other essay competitions. She is an avid reader with interest in linguistics, research and educational technology. Valasse-Polius holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Literatures in English (Hon.) and a Master of Arts Degree (Distinction) in English Language from the University of the West Indies. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies (Educational Technology). She is married and lives in St. Lucia.

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