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Arts and Performance

Cruel April: Vickie Vértiz

April 25, 2024 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT

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Join Point of Contact for a virtual poetry reading by Vickie Vértiz as part of the 2024 Cruel April Poetry Reading Series commemorating National Poetry Month.

Vickie Vértiz’s writing is featured in the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huizache, Nepantla, the Los Angeles Review of Books, KCET Departures and Artbound, and the anthologies: Open the Door (McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation), and The Coiled Serpent (Tía Chucha Press), among many others. Her first full collection of poetry, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, published in the Camino del Sol Series at The University of Arizona Press, won a 2018 PEN America literary prize. She has been a resident or fellow at Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, Macondo, CantoMundo, VONA, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and the Community of Writers. She currently teaches creative writing, writing for Chicanx Studies, writing for Gender Studies, and Composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cruel April is funded in part by Syracuse University, by Poets & Writers, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding comes from Syracuse University’s Latino-Latin American Studies Program, Environmental Storytelling CNY, and by SUNY ESF’s Writing Program.

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This event was first published on March 25, 2024 and last updated on March 26, 2024.

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