José B. González was born in El Salvador and came to the U.S. at the age of eight. He once knew no English and now is a professor of English with a PhD in English. He is the author of the poetry collections, Toys Made of Rock
and When Love Was Reels
and the co-editor of Latino Boom: An Anthology of US Latino Literature
. He has been anthologized in the Norton Introduction to Literature
and has presented extensively throughout the US including at Harvard and Yale.
He has been featured in Univision, NPR, and CBS News Radio, and an excerpt of his poetry is part of the first ever Latino exhibit at the National Museum of American History in DC. A Fulbright Scholar, he is the founder and editor of LatinoStories.com