Vickie Vértiz

Vickie Vértiz is an award-winning Mexican American poet, writer, and professor whose work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Her book Frond with Its Throat Cut won the 2018 PEN America literary prize in poetry. A graduate of Williams College, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of California, Riverside, she teaches in the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara.


From Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices