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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

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

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: July 13, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American, Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Bronx, NY

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