Valerie Anthony is a playwright as well as a poet. She received an Individual Artist's Grant for playwriting from the Florida Arts Council, 1994. Her play, Land of the Doublewides, was produced at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, 1995. She is presently a University Fellow in the English Department at Florida State University. Anthony writes fiction too. From Lash, one of her stories: "There is only her breath and mine now, hanging in the air. Saying things." The Twelve Anthony poems, hanging in the air in Mudlark No. 1, have that same doubled breathing in them. "Saying things."