VOTM: What’s the most unusual experience you’ve had at a reading?
GONZALES: I curate an event called Fails in Sexlandia. The opening event was at a friend’s showroom. At some point during the night, many folks came upon mushrooms… The “event” didn’t end until about four a.m. With lobster grilled cheese, a tray of cookies baked and half eaten, a barefoot walk in the early morning to buy cigarettes and three new poems.
Cultivated by the sun and moon peeking past the shoes dangling from the phone lines, Rebecca Gonzales lives in East Los Angeles. Rebecca’s work has been published in various literary anthologies and journals such Dryland Lit., Inchas de Poesia, the Mas Tequila Review, St. Sucia, Literature for Life, and others. She was the March 2014 winner of “The Poets of New York” series at the Bowery in New York City. As a mother she is humbled, as a poet she is obedient and as a woman she is unapologetic.