Episode 3: Ysabel Y. Gonzalez

Join Paul Rabinowitz and David Crews as they sit down with poet Ysabel Y. Gonzalez. Ysabel was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She received her BA from Rutgers University, an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and serves as the Assistant Director for the Poetry Program at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Ysabel has received invitations to attend VONA, Tin House, Ashbery Home School and BOAAT Press workshops. She is a CantoMundo fellow and her first full length collection, Wild Invocations, is available now from Get Fresh Books.

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To purchase Wild Invocations and for additional audio/video: www.ysabelgonzalez.com

For more information on David Crews' book Wander Thrush: https://www.davidcrewspoetry.com/books

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Poets who influenced me include (#amreading):

Maya Angelou (https://poets.org/poet/maya-angelou)

Aracelis Girmay (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/aracelis-girmay)

Ada Limón (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ada-limon)

To learn more about the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program visit www.dodgepoetry.org