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Victoria García-Zapata Klein is a San Antonio-based poet and activist. She won first place in the regionally televised (PBS) 1995 poetry slam sponsored by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Also through the Guadalupe, she has studied creative writing in master's classes with Pat Mora, Gary Soto, Joy Harjo, and Sandra Cisneros. In addition to her chapbooks, her work has appeared in several literary magazines, in This Promiscuous Light: Young Women Poets of San Antonio (1996), and in ¡Floricanto Sí! A Collection of Latina Poetry (Penguin, 1998). García-Zapata Klein has been featured in the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Current, and has been interviewed on National Public Radio. Her work in the community includes reaching out to at-risk youth through poetry and the arts, through programs such as the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Gemini Ink's Writers in Communities.

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