Eddie Vega


San Antonio, TX 78201

Author's Bio

Eddie Vega is a poet, spoken word artist, storyteller, and educator originally from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, currently residing in San Antonio. His poetry has been displayed on VIA Buses and downtown San Antonio buildings. His first full-length collection of poetry, Chicharra Chorus, was published in 2019 (FlowerSong Press) and he is the editor of Asina Is How We Talk, a collection of poetry written en la lengua de la gente. Vega writes about food, Tejano culture, social justice, and the intersections thereof. Known as the Taco-Poet of Texas, he can be found at an open-mic, slam, or taqueria on any evening anywhere throughout South Texas.


Publications & Prizes

Asina Is How We Talk (FlowerSong Press, 2022)
Chicharra Chorus (FlowerSong Press, 2019)
Prizes won: 

2022 Haiku Death Match (Southern Fried Poetry Slam)

2022 Haiku Death Match (Blackberry Peach National Poetry Slam)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Carmen Tafolla Jacinto Jesus Cardona Trinidad Sanchez Amado Nervo Edward Vidaurre

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
McAllen, TX
Raised in: 
McAllen, TX
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Last update: Nov 26, 2022