Eddie Vega is a poet, spoken word artist, storyteller, and educator. His poetry has been displayed on VIA buses, downtown San Antonio buildings, and now along the San Pedro Creek Cultural Park. He is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Chicharra Chorus (2019) and Somos Nopales (2024), the editor of Asina is How We Talk, a collection of poems written by South Texas poets, and has had poems published in various anthologies, collections, and literary magazines. Vega is a recipient of the Literary Arts Grant from the Luminaria Artist Foundation and a Macondista Fellow. In 2022, Vega won the Haiku Death Match at both the Southern Fried Poetry Slam (Louisville, KY) and the NSFPS BlackBerry Peach Slam (Daytona, FL) and was named best local poet by the San Antonio Current. He currently serves as tournament director for the Southern Fried Poetry Slam. Vega writes about food, Tejano culture, social justice, and the intersections thereof. Known as the Taco-Poet of Texas, he is the director and host of the Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, a biweekly open mic in San Antonio. Photo by Bria Woods.

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Contact name

Eddie Vega

Contact address

1534 W Mistletoe Ave San Antonio TX 78201

Phone 1


Phone 2

Public Performance

$500 – $1, 500

School performance

$500 – $1, 000

Workshop fees

$750 – $1, 500

Travel per diem lodging

$400 – $2, 000


San Antonio


Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, Schools, Seniors

School audiences


Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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