Yvonne de la Vega

Photo by Leslie Graham © 2011


Los Angeles Poet Yvonne de la Vega has recorded Spoken Word with numerous great names in the music and recording industry, including tracks produced by Ray Manzarek of The Doors, She features on "Jump Street" with Herb Alpert, (A&M Records)a Spoken Word and hip hop single that showcases her poetry with Alpert's music. She appears on Malcolm McClaren's "Round The Outside, Round The Outside" album (Virgin Records), with a poem by Garcia Lorca. She has also appeared on several spoken word recordings that producer Harvey Kubernik produced for New Alliance Records, her recording peers consisting of Amiri Baraka, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman and others.

de la Vega awaits the release of her forthcoming book, "Tomorrow, Yvonne - Poetry & Prose for Suicidal Egotists", a long awaited collection of her entire body of work which spans from 1988 to the present. The book is a beautifully constructed presentation with a layout of her poetry cascading in artful compositions.

The Introduction is written by Ray Manzarek of The Doors, who hails the book as delightful and knowledgeable, with Yvonne's voice dutifully taking the torch passed to her from Jim Morrison, the poet.