Publications & Prizes
Ishmael's book INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Published Poetry.
As Editor of the 2012 MAGEE PARK POETS ANTHOLOGY, Ishmael won the 2013 San Diego Book Award for Best Pubished Poetry Anthology.
Ishmael won his first poetry prize at age 18 through the San Diego Unified School District. He has won awards from the University of San Diego, the San Diego Public Library, and the 101 Encinitas Artist Colony.
Ishmael's second book of poems URBAN LEGENDS won a Bronze Medal from the 2017 Pygmalion Awards in Cyprus.