Jose B. Gonzalez

U.S. Coast Guard Academy (dhefl) 15 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

Author's Bio

* Author of Toys Made of Rock (Bilingual Review Press) * Featured in nationally syndicated show, American Latino TV * Featured in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education * Appeared as guest poet on Univision's El Show de Analeh Jose B. Gonzalez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight. He knew no English and now holds a Ph.D. in English. He has published poetry in journals including Callaloo and Calabash, and in collections such as Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry. He has been contributor to National Public Radio and has presented at Harvard University, Yale University, and other colleges throughout the country. He infuses his presentations with a mix of poetry, humor, and social commentary. He is also the founder and editor of LatinoStories.Com.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Toys Made of Rock
(Bilingual Review Press, 2015)
Anthologies: 
Coloring Book
(Rattlecat Press, 2004)
Journals: 
Calabash, Callaloo, OCHO, Palabra, Quercus Review, Sixers Review, The Acentos Review, The Teacher's Voice
Prizes Won: 
NEATE Poet of the Year Fulbright Scholar AHHE Latino Faculty of the Year CT NAME Multicultural Faculty fo the Year

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Ciudad Delgado
Raised in: 
New London, CT
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Last updated: Sep 24, 2015