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) and When Love Was Reels (Arte Publico 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. His work has been anthologized in The Norton Introduction to Literature (12th ed.), Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. 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 & Prizes

Norton Introduction to Literature (12th ed.) (Norton, 2016)
Coloring Book (Rattlecat Press, 2004)
When Love Was Reels (Arte Público Press, 2017)
Toys Made of Rock (Bilingual Review Press, 2015)
Journals: ,
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Quercus Review
Sixers Review
The Teacher's Voice
Prizes won: 

NEATE Poet of the Year
International Latino Book Award Finalist
Fulbright Scholar
AHHE Latino Faculty of the Year
CT NAME Multicultural Faculty fo the Year

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
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 update: Dec 15, 2017