Suzanne Vega Poems

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Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega (born Suzanne Nadine Vega, 11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California) is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. Vega's mother, Pat Vega, is a computer systems analyst of German-Swedish extraction. Her father, Richard Peck, is of Scottish-English-Irish extraction and works in graphics. Her step-father, Ed Vega, is a writer from Puerto Rico. When Vega was two and a half, the family moved to New York City. She grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side. At the age of nine she began to write poems; she wrote her first song at age fourteen. Later she attended New York's prestigious High School of Performing Arts, now on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th & 66th Street in Manhattan. (This school was seen in the film musical Fame). There she studied modern dance and graduated in 1977.

small blue thing
Today I am
a small blue thing
Like a marble
or an eye

With my kn... [read poem]
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