Richard Vargas

1717 Gabaldon Dr NW Apt B
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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

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
Raised in: 
Compton/Paramount/Lynwood, CA
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Last updated: Jul 10, 2013