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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

New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), American Jesus (Tia Chucha Press, 2007), McLife (Main Street Rag Press, 2005)
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

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Listing last updated: July 10, 2013

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Born in:
Compton, CA
Raised in:
Compton/Paramount/Lynwood, CA

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