Vickie Vértiz is a writer and educator from Bell Gardens. Her writing can be found in the New York Times magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Her book "Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut" won the 2018 PEN America literary prize in poetry. A graduate of Williams College, the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of California Riverside, she teaches in the Writing Program at UC-Santa Barbara. Follow her work at vickievertiz.com.