Vickie Vértiz writes essays for KCET’s 710 Corridor Project and has published dozens of poems, most recently in UCLA’s Párrafo Magazine. Her poetry collection Swallows was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press. Vértiz is working on a memoir called Smart: Young, Gifted, and Brown in Southeast Los Angeles about her education as a working-class Angelena who attended Williams College.
Visibility and Invisibility: Vickie Vértiz Investigates the Middle-Class Latinas of Désirée Zamorano’s “The Amado Women”
In “The Amado Women,” author Désirée Zamorano follows the lives of family matriarch Mercy and her three daughters as they navigate the personal costs of middle-class life....