Join Vickie for a book signing and cumbia dance party pop-up with poet Heidi Restrepo Rhodes, author of The Inheritance of Haunting at AWP. Date and time: Friday, March 29, 2019, 3-4pm Location: AWP book fair booth 6042: The University of Arizona Press/Latinx Caucus * Come through for a second event! The reading is called "The … Continue reading AWP 2019– Portland
"Susi stopped being my best friend once she got bangs and a hickey. Because I’ve heard her say it, I can hear her thinking: Ugh, what a wetter. Are all your outfits from the swap meet?" Today at Entropy, read about drama at the bus stop with a girl's momma. Maybe it was me. You'll … Continue reading Entropy–adding to an epic poem with epic girl drama
For those with philandering fathers or a penchant for the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, I offer you a cine poem featured on Luna Luna Magazine. Thank you, Ruben Quesada for the feature and Kenji Liu for the editing.
Along with many talented writers, the awesome Sesshu Foster among them, Vickie published a poem in Parrafo magazine's Los Angeles issue. Read an excerpt from her poem below and click the link for the whole enchilada. "What You See, What You Take With You" AFTER MARISELA NORTE'S PHOTOGRAPHS OF LOS ANGELES On … Continue reading What You See, What You Take With You, in UCLA’s Parrafo magazine
Come celebrate the official release of Swallows, my poetry collection just out from Finishing Line Press. Friday, June 7th ScholarMatch & McSweeney's offices, 849 Valencia Street at 19th St., from 7-8 pm Featuring Maya Chinchilla, Emilie Coulson, Kenji Liu, Aimee Suzara and special guests. Saturday, June 8 At Aimee Suzara's Finding the Bones book release … Continue reading Swallows Book Release Parties, Bay Area, June 7-9th
First I'd like to thank Arisa White for inviting me to be a part of The Next Big Thing, a blog-tagging project for writers who recently published a book. Arisa's latest collection, A Penny Saved, is a riveting example of her multi-faceted, brilliant poetry. What is the title of your book? Swallows What is the … Continue reading The Next Big Thing- Swallows
Tune in to KPFA 94.1 FM, the Bay Area's Pacifica station, next Tuesday for "Pinay Poet on Setting the Standard." Vickie will join award-winning Luis Rodriguez (ALWAYS RUNNING); Lee Herrick (GARDENING SECRETS OF THE DEAD), and Ching-In Chen (THE HEART'S TRAFFIC). They'll discuss getting their work into the world as writers and cultural workers. They … Continue reading KPFA with Luis Rodriguez and Ching-In Chen, Tuesday, February 11, 2013
Join me as I host the Youth Opportunity Center Open Mic this Friday, December 7, 4-6 PM. Come witness the artistic talents of some of Riverside's most gifted young people. 2060 University Avenue, Riverside, California 92507