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WORDS ON A WIRE: Vickie Vértiz

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The oldest child of an immigrant Mexican family, Vickie Vértiz was born and raised in Bell Gardens, a southeast Los Angeles city. This week, we spoke with her about her first full collection of poetry, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, which uses both humor and sincerity to capture moments in time with a sense of compassion for the hard choices we must make to survive. 

Aired September 23, 2018