Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal’s Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) received a 2019 Whiting Award, a Kate Tufts Discovery Award nomination, and the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. A 2021 National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellow, she has published in the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Boston Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is working on a poetry and essay collection while raising her son in Los Angeles.

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

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CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE   Addendum One of the most valuable things I learned studying with Ruth Ellen Kocher was the concept of “Mastery of Form/Deformation of Mastery,” coined by scholar Houston Baker to describe the aesthetics of Black writers in the Harlem Renaissance and their relation to a dominant tradition. Colonial forms, from […]

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