Still Clutching Maps is a poetry collection exploring Chicana heritage, power dynamics and identity. The poems inside delve into Christina Vega’s experiences of living and travelling through the American southwest, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Northwest, Yukon Territory, Alaska, and India. They’re honest and self-exploratory, highlighting Vega’s cultural heritage as a young person growing up on the U.S. and Mexico border. Collectively, Christina’s poems are steeped in raw imagery, exposing their evolving relationship to language, power and loss.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Vega (they/them) is a Queer Chicana poet from New Mexico. They’re the publisher at Blue Cactus Press, a hybrid publisher making books that serve as community resources by Queer and BIPOC authors; they serve on the board of directors at Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association; and they self-published their debut poetry collection, Still Clutching Maps, in 2017. Christina believes we have the power to reshape our communities with principles of Emergent Strategy, transformative justice, and collective laboring of love. They believe revolution starts at home.
Christina has also contributed visual art and poetry to Nuance: A Pride Exhibition (Milk Gallery, July 2019), and The TVs (Alma Mater Tacoma, July 2019). Watch the video below to see what Christina has to say about their work in The TVs.