Vanessa Angélica Villarreal Is A Finalist

By Brian Dunlap

vav-blueVanessa Angélica Villarreal is the author of Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) a poetry collection that confronts and refutes the violence of erasure and assimilation, rooted in the borderlands of her birth. This violence and erasure is a physical space where “the speaker confronts her life in the eternal hallway of the subconscious,” as poet Sara Borjas says in her review of the book. For this confrontation and refutation Villarreal’s poetry collection was named, earlier this month, as a finalist for the 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which recognizes the work of a poet of promise with $10,000.

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Behind The Editor’s Desk: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

by Women Who Submit

From: Women Who Submit

GLP_Header2222Vanessa Angélica Villarreal just signed on as nonfiction editor at LA’s own Gold Line Press. She’s an innovative poet who isn’t constrained by genre; her work is electrifying, form-melting, challenging.  I asked her about Gold Line’s upcoming chapbook contest and her work as an editor.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/19/18 –3/25/18

Presumed Incompetent Poetry Reading at Cal Lutheran University


Please join us for a poetry reading with Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, author and first editor of the revolutionary volume, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. She has written articles, poetry, collections, and encyclopedia entries. Her book, How Many Indians Can We Be, is forthcoming from Mango Press. She recently published The Runaway Poems with Finishing Line Press, and edited a collection of Chicana and Chicano literary criticism for the University of Arizona Press.

Where: Swenson Center 101, Cal Lutheran

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Address: 60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


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