Tucson Festival of Books

Voices from the North American South


Two vibrant new voices from the North American South discuss how the region has shaped their work and identities.


Panelists
Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates is the author of the poetry collection "Judas Goat" (Tin House, 2023), a New York Times Book Review Shortlist pick and an NPR Best Book of 2023. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Bates currently lives in Seattle, where she works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and co-hosts the podcast "The Poet Salon....

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Reyes Ramirez

Reyes Ramirez (he/him) is a Houstonian, writer, educator, curator and organizer of Mexican and Salvadoran descent. He authored the short story collection "The Book of Wanderers," a 2023 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalist, from University of Arizona Press’ Camino del Sol series and the poetry collection "El Rey of Gold Teeth" from Hub City Press....

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Books:
Judas Goat
Poems
Gabrielle Bates
Poetry
WW Norton
January 2023
ISBN 9781953534644
104 pages

El Rey of Gold Teeth
Reyes Ramirez
Poetry
Hub City Press
January 2023
ISBN 9798885740197
120 pages