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 & Prizes

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

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Compton/Paramount/Lynwood, CA
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Last update: Jul 10, 2013