LET POETRY RING!
Dec. 12, 2019

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Presents - Octavio Gonzalez

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Presents - Octavio Gonzalez

A Different Kind of Poetry Podcast


Octavio is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Wellesley College. His first poetry collection, The Book of Ours, was a selection of the chapbook series at Letras Latinas, University of Notre Dame (Momotombo Press, 2009). He is currently working on a second poetry manuscript, tentatively titled "The Wingless Hour." Some poems from this collection appear in Lambda Literary's Poetry Spotlight (shorturl.at/bgxKN), Anomaly, La Guagua, and the "Taboo" series at the La Casita Grande, as well as an anthology of Dominican poets in the diaspora (Retrato íntimo de poetas dominicanos, https://amzn.to/2Sz051V). Other poems appear in Puerto del Sol, OCHO, and MiPoesias, among other journals. González is also at work on what he calls an "ekphrastic memoir," the first part of which appears in the inaugural issue of the bilingual Latino Book Review; as well as on a closet drama (or dramatic dialogue), "Q & A." Act Two of "Q & A" will be dramatized for this radio hour. You can follow him on Twitter @TaviRGonzalez.