The Exiled Poet: Guisell Gomez

While I was at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Florida this past month, I met Guisell Gomez, a student of creative writing and a published poet. Born in Colombia, she and her family moved to the United States when she was a child. She remembers the move, the brutal act of being torn out of your own culture to live in another one.

I have been on the lookout for students of creative writing, some who will be our future poets and novelists and memoirists–if they’re not already! And Guisell was a wonderful find.

I love it when we old folks can learn from our young ones.

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