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Gloria Vando

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Catalog Number: 20030319

Founder of the women’s literary magazine, Helicon Nine, in 1997, Gloria Vando’s first poetry collection was published in 1993 and was a Walt Whitman finalist and won the Thorpe Menn Book Award. Vando’s poems often deal with her heritage, having grown up Puerto Rican in New York, the daughter of a well-known performer.  In this interview, Vando reads from and discusses her newest collection, Shadows and Supposeswhich was recorded at a reading given at The Writers Place in Kansas City.

| Subject Matter: Puerto Rico, Heritage, Women's Literary Magazine | Interview Year: 2002 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Thorpe Menn Book Award |

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