Gabrielle Bates is a writer and visual artist originally from Birmingham, Alabama. Her debut collection of poems, JUDAS GOAT (Tin House, January 2023).
Photo by Liesa Cole
Bates's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, APR, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, the Best of the Net anthology, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing, among other journals and anthologies, and her poetry comics have been featured internationally in a variety of exhibitions, festivals, and conferences.
Formerly the managing editor of the Seattle Review and a contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, Gabrielle currently serves as the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, a contributing editor for Bull City Press, and a University of Washington teaching fellow. She also volunteers as a poetry mentor through the Adroit teen mentorship program and teaches occasionally as a spotlight author through Seattle's Writers in the Schools (WITS). With Luther Hughes and Dujie Tahat, she co-hosts the podcast The Poet Salon, where poets talk over drinks.
For their support, financial and otherwise, she is grateful to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Artist Trust, Hugo House, Mineral School, Poetry Foundation, Auburn University, and the University of Washington.
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The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks. In each episode, we interview a poet we love and try to answer some of the pressing questions we have about the mechanics and considerations of poetry today. Your hosts are Gabrielle Bates, Luther Hughes, and Dujie Tahat.
Episodes drop once a week, every Monday, while supplies last!
Follow the fun on twitter: @PoetSalonPod
"In confession, in illumination, Bates establishes herself as an unflinching witness to the risks that desire necessitates, as Judas Goat holds readers close and whispers its unforgettable lines..."