http://vimeo.com/74256993 In May of this year, Aimee Suzara and I had a joint book release party in El Monte. If you couldn't come to Legg Lake for the carne asada release party, now you can see it thanks to the folks at South El Monte Arts Posse and Henry Pacheco. Gracias and enjoy!
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
As part of the reading series "LAnguage" at the Last Bookstore hosted by Mike the PoeT Sonkensen, Vickie Vértiz was featured in an article on KCET's "Departures" website. Vickie is thrilled to be included in such an amazing group of women, including Gloria Alvarez, Marisa Urrutia Gedney, Rachelle Cruz, Zoe Ruiz, and many other talented … Continue reading Vértiz Featured on KCET’s Departures
Kenji Liu directed a video poem for my new poetry book SWALLOWS. Click here to listen and watch, "Pets." Dolores del Rio makes a cameo (and so do some chickens).
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
Tocaya There's an i and an e at the end of my name Mom and Dad did not pick the last vowels But they did have the concept: breathing, baby, girl Mom says the black nurse who spelled me White teeth smacking peppermint gum My name is a reference to Victoria My other half who … Continue reading An Excerpt from the new collection, Swallows