Vickie Vértiz: Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut and Ruth Rodriguez

A poetry reading with Vickie Vértiz and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez.

Vickie Vértiz was born and raised in Bell Gardens, a city in southeast Los Angeles County.

Her writing is featured in the New York Times magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huizache, Nepantla, the Los Angeles Review of Books, KCET Departures, and the anthologies: Open the Door (from McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation), and The Coiled Serpent (from Tia Chucha Press), among many others.

Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez is a Houston-born poet living in Vermont. Her poems have appeared in jubilat. She is an alumna of the Fine Arts Work Center, The Home School, and the Community of Writers. She co-founded Antidote Books in 2017 and serves as an associate chapbook editor at BOAAT Press.