Vickie Vértiz

Vickie Vértiz is a writer from Bell Gardens. The oldest child of Mexican immigrants, she has been published in the New York Times Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her book Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut won the 2018 PEN America prize in poetry. A recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, VONA, CantoMundo, and Macondo, Vértiz teaches at UC Santa Barbara.