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 Butcher’s cultural heritage as a young woman growing up on the U.S. and Mexico border. Collectively, Christina’s poems are steeped in raw imagery, exposing her evolving relationship to language, power and loss.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Vega is the publisher at Blue Cactus Press and an author. She’s also a Queer Chicana poet with a passion for storytelling and community involvement. Her poetry has appeared in Creative Colloquy, Frontera Vol. 3: estados silvestres // natural states, International Poetry Review, Papeachu Issue 3, Timberline Review, WA129+, and Milk Gallery. Christina’s journalism has appeared in City Arts, Grit City Magazine, Hilltop Action Journal, OLY ARTS, The Ranger, VOICE Magazine and Weekly Volcano. Follow Christina on Twitter @bluecactuspress and Instagram @ccthemighty.
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 her work in The TVs.