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Richard Vargas

Author's Bio

Graduated with MFA (awarded with distinction) from Creative Writing Program, University of New Mexico, 2010. Currently looking for teaching position in a Creative Writing program. Major themes of my work are social injustice, working class issues, immigration, and standing up to institutionalized racism. Currently editing/publishing The Más Tequila Review. Third book, (chosen by Pam Uschuk and William Pitt Root for the Silver Concho poetry series) "Guernica, revisited," has a scheduled publication of Spring, 2014.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), American Jesus (Tia Chucha Press, 2007), McLife (Main Street Rag Press, 2005)
Prizes:
July 2011-Hispanic Writers Award, Taos Summer Writers' Conference July 2011-invited to be a featured reader at Woody Guthrie Festival May 2011-awarded Community Scholarship to attend National Latino Writers' Conference at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 2010-receieved Editor's Choice Award for poem "baby brother's blues," New Poets of the American West, Many Voices Press.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Bukowski, Gerald Locklin, Edward Field, Nila Northsun, Ron Koertge, Luis J. Rodriguez, Sandra Cisneros, Joy Harjo

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: July 10, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Hispanic
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Compton, CA
Raised in:
Compton/Paramount/Lynwood, CA

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