Vickie Vértiz

Vickie Vértiz was born and raised in Bell Gardens, a suburb of East LA. She is a VONA alumna and earned a Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship as an MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, KCET Departures, Statement, Ghost Town, and the anthologies: Open the Door (from McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation), and Orangelandia (from Inlandia Press), among many others. Her poetry collection from Finishing Line Press, Swallows, is currently available for purchase.