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Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19930528
Vando's poems often deal with her childhood, growing up Puerto Rican in New York, the daughter of a well-known night club performer. Vando reads from her first collection of poetry, PROMESAS: GEOGRAPHY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.
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