Jose B. Gonzalez

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Jose B. Gonzalez
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Born San Salvador, El Salvador
Occupation Poet, Educator, Featured Speaker
Nationality American
Genre Poetry

Jose B. Gonzalez is a Latino poet and educator.

Gonzalez authored the poetry collection, Toys Made of Rock (Bilingual Review Press, 2015),[1] and with John S. Christie, served as Co-Editor of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature.[2] He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1967, where he lived until he was eight. He and his family then moved to New London, Connecticut.

He is a graduate of New London High School,[3] and holds a Bachelor of Science from Bryant University, a Master's in Teaching English from Brown University, and an Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island. He is a professor of English at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.[4]

He has appeared as a guest poet on Univision and American Latino TV and has been a contributor to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education and on National Public Radio (NPR).[5]

His poetry has been published in Quercus Review, Callaloo, The Teacher's Voice, Palabra, Acentos Review, and Colere, and anthologies including Coloring Book, Nantucket: A Collection, and Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature, and Ocho.[6] He founded[7]


He is the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2003 National Association of Multicultural Education CT Faculty of the Year[8]
  • 2006 NEATE Poet of the Year
  • 2009 AAHHE Outstanding Latino Faculty of the Year[9]
  • 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar[10]
  • 2015 Latino De Oro (Arts and Culture)[11]
  • 2015 International Latino Book Award Finalist [12]


Poetry collections[edit]


  • Latino Boom An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature. Pearson (John S. Christie, co-editor). 2006. ISBN 9780321093837. [2]

Poems in Anthologies[edit]

  • The Norton Introduction to Literature (12th ed.) edited by Kelly J. Mays. Norton. 2016. ISBN 978-1-939743-15-2. [13]
  • Theatre Under My Skin, Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry Edited by Alexandra Rytton Regaled and Tania Pleitez. Kalina. 2016. ISBN 999238767X. [14]
  • Bullying: Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions, and Catharsis: A Multigenerational and Multicultural Anthology Edited by María Luisa Arroyo and Magdalena Gómez. Skyhorse. 2012. ISBN 1616087277. [15]
  • Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers edited by boice-Terrel Adams. Rattlecat. 2003. ISBN 0970134037. [16]

Speaking career[edit]

Gonzalez has been a featured speaker throughout the country including at Fairfield University,[17] Rutgers University[18] Pittsburg State University (Kansas),[19] Del Mar College (Corpus Christi, Texas),[20] Cornell University [21] Connecticut College,[22] The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian[23] in Washington DC, at festivals such as the Newburyport Literary Festival,[24] and the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.[25] He has presented his poetry in countries such as El Salvador and Spain.[26]


  1. ^ a b José B. González. "Toys Made of Rock | Bilingual Press". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ "Alumnus tells New London grads city made them tough - News from southeastern Connecticut". The Day. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  4. ^ "United States Coast Guard Academy website". Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  5. ^ "The Bilingual Conundrum". NPR. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jose B. Gonzales". Poets & Writers. 
  7. ^ "LatinoStores - About us". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Annual New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME)". New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME). Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Service/Teaching in Higher Education (Teaching Institutions)". AAHHE. 
  10. ^ "New London High grad earns Fulbright Scholarship". The Day. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "CTLatinoNews)". CT Latino News. 
  12. ^ "2016 Int'l Latino Book Award Finalist" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ "Bullying: Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions, and Catharsis: Maria Luisa Arroyo, Magdalena Gomez: 9781616087272: Books". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  16. ^ Boice-Terrel Allen. "Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers: boice-Terrel Allen: 9780970134035: Books". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  17. ^ "Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month: Jose B. Gonzalez: Hispanic, Latino, What Difference Does It Make Anyway?: A Presentation Filled with Humor, Poetry, and Social Commentary. | SDMA". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  18. ^ "Rutgers University-Newark - Campus News". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  19. ^ "Hispanic Heritage Month lecture set - Pittsburg State University". 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  20. ^ "Accolades" (PDF). September 2011. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  21. ^ "Latino Ivy League Conference". 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  22. ^ "Lecturers, performances and exhibitions end academic year on a high note - News from southeastern Connecticut". The Day. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  23. ^ "José B. González (Connecticut), Smithsonian Captured on Ustream:A dynamic evening of spoken word and performance that brings together four Salvadoran poets". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  24. ^ "Poetry". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  25. ^ "Latino Poets Featured At Sunken Garden Festival This Year". 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  26. ^ "Letras Latinas Blog: Xánath Caraza: A Book Review, An Interview". 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 

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