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Between The Sheets with Stacey Mangiaracina

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Join Stacey Mangiaracina as she talks to Richard Vargas of The Mas Tequila Review Richard Vargas: graduated with a degree in English (emphasis: Creative Writing) from Cal State Univ., Long Beach, where he was influenced by Gerald Locklin and Richard Lee. During that time he was introduced to the poetry of Bukowski, Ed Field, Michael C Ford, Kirk Robertson, nila northSun, and the lively small press scene that was responsible for publishing their poems. He published five issues of The Tequila Review from 1978-1980, including poetry by Locklin, Ron Koertge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, nila northSun, Judson Crews, Dennis Cooper, David Barker, and Michael C Ford. Marvin Malone, editor and publisher of the legendary small press magazine, Wormwood Review, once wrote: "Richard Vargas is the editor of the respected little magazine Tequila Review... which originated in Long Beach, Ca., that hot bed of direct poetry