Vanessa Angelica Villarreal


Vanessa Angรฉlica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. She is descended from Silvia, Angรฉlica, Carmen, and other survivors of colonization. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PBS Newshour, Poor Claudia, Apogee, Waxwing, The Wanderer, Sporklet, DIAGRAM, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere. She has served as an editor for the Bettering American Poetry project and is a CantoMundo Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles, but her forever hometown is Houston, Texas.


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Vanessa Angelica Villarreal