Join Reading Queer and Gustavo Hernandez for a virtual poetry workshop “Hometown Verse” where you’ll learn how to make space in your poems. Get your tickets here.
Workshop Description: Physical space can be an important, sometimes defining, aspect of a poet’s work. In this workshop, participants will explore how a sharp, specific focus on geography—the places they currently inhabit and those they may have left behind—can be a useful tool in the generative process, how it can infuse their work with vibrancy and a sense of wonder, as well as create solidarity with their readers.
About: Gustavo Hernandez is the author of the poetry collection Flower Grand First (Moon Tide Press) and the micro-chapbook Form His Arms, which was part of the 2020 Ghost City Press Summer Micro-Chapbook Series. Gustavo holds a degree in creative writing from California State University Long Beach, and his poems have been published in Reed, Acentos Review, Sonora Review, and other publications. He was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and lives in Southern California.