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jimmy vega

chicanx los angeles poet / educator / artist



 

jimmy vega
associate director
beyond baroque literary arts center
681 n venice blvd, 
venice, ca 90291
phone: o: (310) 822-3006 
email: office: jimmy@beyondbaroque.org

 

education

 
mfa creative writing, california institute of the arts, valencia, school of critical studies, 2022

b.a. english w/ creative writing concentration; poetry emphasis, university of california, los angeles, department of english, 2020

a.a. english, fullerton college, fullerton, department of humanities, 2018 

a.a. arts & human expressions, fullerton college, fullerton, department of humanities, 2018

a.a. philosophy, fullerton college, fullerton, department of social sciences, 2018

a.a. religious studies, fullerton college, fullerton, department of social sciences, 2018

teaching

  
ell faculty fellow, california institute of the arts, valencia, critical studies, september – december 2023

cap (community arts partnership) lead instructor,  w/california institute of the arts, central library, los 
angeles, july – august 2023

teachers assistant, california institute of the arts, valencia, critical studies, 2020-2022

writing center tutor, california institute of the arts, valencia, critical studies, 2020-2021

si leader, philosophy/english, fullerton college, fullerton, department of social sciences/department of humanities, 2016-2018

writing center tutor, fullerton college, fullerton, department of humanities, 2013-2016

courses ta-ed for


introduction to critical studies (12cs), 2020 w/anthony mccann, arne de boever, gabrielle civil, and andrea fontenot  

special topics: intimacy, technology, & surveillance (ccst-168-01), 2021 w/matias viegner            

introduction to critical studies (12cs), 2021 w/anthony mccann, andrea fontenot, and matias viegner 

special topis: being vulnerable (csoc111), 2022 w/ arne de boever

literary arts administration

 
associate director, beyond baroque literary arts center, venice, 2024-present 

assistant director, beyond baroque literary arts center, venice, 2022-2023

operations manager & workshop coordinator, beyond baroque literary arts center, venice, 2021

bookstore manager & administrative assistant, beyond baroque literary arts center, venice, 2020

publications


poems : online

are we like somewhere in sacramento,” “i am no longer a list of attachments,” “new romantic or can’t you smell the world burning” furious pure magazine 4, 2024  

you(r) call westwind: ucla’s journal of the arts, winter journal, 2024

song of bleeding throats,” “no fun/no love,” “are we like somewhere in sacramento” broken lens journal, issue 6, 2024

listening to your playlist while driving made me feel like i was in your car again going around l.a.” westwind: ucla’s journal of the arts, spring journal, 2023 

collapsed lung,” “i never said i was brave,” “marigold & fugue in d minor” westwind: ucla’s journal of the arts, the lost journals, 2022

poems : print

“things i forgot to bring to washington [list #4],” "things i forgot to bring to washington [list #2]" rad books, what do you say?, 2024

“persimmons” the los angeles press, volume 10 spring edition, 2024

“song for baby-j (not/born)” of lust rubber, cohort anthology, california institute of the arts, 2022

editorial : online magazine

editor, “escape.” sublevel, california institute of the arts, valencia, 2020-2021

public programs: readings & performances / 
panel discussions / lectures


reader, l.a. book launch: and this house is only a nest, beyond baroque, venice, 20 september 2024 (forthcoming) 

reader, miriam’s garden, miriam matthews branch library, los angeles, 24 august 2024 (forthcoming)

reader, poetry / prose / performance 4 palestine, calarts expo, california institute of the arts, 
valencia, 2 may 2024

reader, the los angeles press volume 10, north figueroa bookshop, 21 april 2024  

reader/panel, writing now: becoming the archive symposium, california institute of the arts, valencia, 18 april 2024  

reader, fist annual northeast l.a. poetry fest, los angeles college prep academy, los angeles, 14 April 2024 

reader, l.a. book launch: bad mexican, bad american, beyond baroque, venice, 24 february 2024 

reader, poetry for the people spoken word, all power books, los angeles, 28 january 2024 

reader, library girl + roar shack, ruskiin group theatre, santa monica, 10 december 2023

reader, writers for palestine, beyond baroque, venice, 2 december 2023

reader/performance, skulls & stairs, beyond baroque, venice, 28 september 2023 

reader, libros schmibros, beyond baroque, venice, 27 july 2023

reader, l.a. book launch: faunalia, beyond baroque, venice, 23 june 2023 

performance, spell/ing, the reef los angeles, 16 june 2023

performance, spell/ing, the reef los angeles, 20 may 2023

writer, kissing in the cold, beyond baroque, venice, 14 april 2023

reader, thinking its presence conference, pomona college, pomona, 2 april 2023

reader, ladies of courage, west hollywood park, west hollywood, 25 march 2023

panel, stronger together, awp – seattle, seattle, 11 march 2023 

reader, pages on stages, the sims library of poetry, los angeles, 20 august 2022

reader, next words, poetic research bureau, los angeles, 15 may 2022 

reader, calarts mfa writers showcase, redcat, los angeles, 12 may 2022

reader, lost journals, westwind: ucla’s journal of the arts, university of california, los angeles, 5 may 2022 

reader, a reading with god, california institute of the arts, valencia, 19 april 2022  

reader, the funny haus fryyk show, los angles, 17 june 2021 

co-curator/tech support, hyperlink 003, california institute of the arts, valencia, 29 april 2021 

lecturer, “jimmy eet world.” experiments in dissonance mfa symposium, california institute of the arts, valencia, 10 april 2021 

co-curator/tech support/host, hyperlink 002, california institute of the arts, valencia, 25 march 2021

co-curator/tech support, hyperlink 001, california institute of the arts, valencia, 17 december 2020 

curator/tech support/host, “jimmy eet world.” thurs.night, california institute of the arts, valencia, 3 december 2020

reader, “coalition poetry reading: poets of color.” westwind: ucla’s journal of the arts, university of california, los angeles, 23 may 2019

exhibitions


voicemail i-ching
, Spell/ing, Group Exhibition, The REEF, Los Angeles, 2023   


press


have dreams of being an author? here’s how to find a local writing group, los angeles daily news, 2024

l.a. is still getting lit — and a lot more — at beyond baroque, los angeles magazine,  2024 

the best places to hear latinx poets in los angeles, de los – los angeles times, 2023

 ladies of courage festival 2023, west hollywood park, 2023

poetry inspires and liberates in a digital age, usc journalism capstone, 2021

honors/scholarships


lillian disney scholarship, california institute of the arts, valencia, 2020-2022

laffin trust scholarship, john and maria, california institute of the arts, valencia, 2020-2022

blue & gold scholarship, university of california, los angeles, 2018-2020