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Driving Around El Paso

Mar 30, 2017

Driving Around El Paso, Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Comes on the Radio by Ray Gonzalez, read by Jeffrey Clark

Ray Gonzalez is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including six from BOA Editions: The Heat of Arrivals (1997), winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award; Cabato Sentora (2000), a Minnesota Book Award Finalist; The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande (2003), winner of the 2003 Minnesota Book Award; Consideration of the Guitar: New & Selected Poems (2005); Cool Auditor: Prose Poems (2009); and Beautiful Wall (2015).

WXXI Poetry Moments are created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Ray Gonzalez is also the author of three collections of essays, two collections of short stories, and the editor of twelve anthologies. He has served as the poetry editor for the Bloomsbury Review for thirty-five years and in 1998, founded the poetry journal LUNA. Gonzales is a professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota.