Gabrielle Bates is a writer and visual artist originally from Birmingham, Alabama.

Photo by Patrycja Humienik, 2019

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Virginia Quarterly ReviewNew England Review, jubilat, Gulf CoastMississippi ReviewBlack Warrior Review, the Best of the Net anthology, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing, 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 cohosts the podcast The Poet Salon.

Manuscripts-in-progress include a poetry collection, a novel, and a collection of poetry comics / illustrated collaborations.

For their support of her work, financial and otherwise, she is grateful to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Artist Trust, Hugo House, 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.

You can subscribe and listen on the Podcasts App for iPhone, iTunes, Spotify, SoundcloudStitcher, TuneIn, or here on the website.

Episodes drop once a week, every Monday, while supplies last!

Follow the fun on twitter: @PoetSalonPod