A resident of New York City, Vicky writes poems to dissect, critique, and mourn the nonsensical world in which we live. She is repeatedly drawn to questions of worthiness and what it means to be deserving, particularly through a feminist, (mostly) White, privileged, American lens. Although originally from an Irish and Italian suburb of Boston, Vicky was born from a NYC hybrid couple of the 70s: half-Puerto Rican, half-Italian and considers growing up with her particular mixed ethnic background (where that combination was not the norm) a crucial seed for the way she has come to see the world. Vicky resides with her partner, Key Soto, in Queens, and teaches Spanish to high school students in Brooklyn.
By Vicky Munyoz: