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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Author's Bio

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez works in publishing by day, world domination by night. Over the years he's lived in Staten Island and South Beach Miami; served in the Jehovah’s Witnesses, US Army, and Dennis Kucinich’s '04 Presidential Campaign; won poetry slams, founded a reading series, co-authored a book of poetry and launched the coolest online literary journal ever (Spindle); prefers Pumpkin and India Pale Ales, Jim Beam, and Dona Paula Shiraz Malbec. He’s a devout Mets fan from the Bronx now living in New Jersey, and has a beautiful wife and two amazing kids.

Publications and Prizes

Burning Down the House w/ R. Bonair-Agard (Soft Skull Press, 2000)
Spoken Word Revolution, Redux (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2007), di-verse-city 2000 (Austin International Poetry Foundation, 2000), Will Work for Peace (Zeropanik Press, 1999)
Drumvoices Revue, Stovepipe
Austin International Poetry Festival (2000), Connecticut Poetry Festival (2000), Austin International Poetry Festival (1999), National Poetry Slam (1999), SOUPFest (1999), National Poetry Slam (1998)
National Poetry Slam, 1998 (Nuyorican Poets Café)

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Unsettling America; Where A Nickel Costs a Dime; Fool on the Hill
Favorite Authors:
Matt Ruff, Lawrence Block

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Listing last updated: July 13, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
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Identifies as:
African American, Latino/Latina
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Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Bronx, NY

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