YSABEL Y. GONZALEZ, BOAAT WRITER'S RETREAT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
New Jersey native Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, is also known for her performance poetry under the alias Ancestral Poetisa. She received her BA from Rutgers University, an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and currently works for the Poetry Program at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Ysabel has received invitations to attend VONA, Tin House and Ashbery Home School writing workshops. She’s been published in phati’tude Literary Magazine,Huizache, Acentos Review, Waxwing Literary Journal, The Wide Shoreand forthcoming in It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. You may find more of her poems and recorded performances atwww.ysabelgonzalez.com.