liz gonzález
Writer, Instructor, Funkafizer,
Animal and Nature Lover


On the Web



Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds Media

An interview with liz discussing her book and more:

liz shares a story about one of the poems in her book at Unheard LA-live in Baldwin Park:


Reading the beginning of her novel at Macondo 2016:


Reading at the Writers' Program Publication Party 2015:
"Confessions of a Pseudo-Chicana"

Writing Tip: Find Time to Write

Online Publications (Selected)

Poem: "BuñuelosWords in the Window Series inaugural poem.

Poem: "BuñuelosSilver Birch Press Blog
Poem: "Thankful for What I Got," Silver Birch Press Blog

Fiction: "The Wrath of Muscat," Litbreak

Fiction: "Cabaret," Inlandia: A Literary Journey
Fiction: "Sparkling," Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Interview: "Spotlight on La liz gonzalez: A Poet's Journey into Novel Writing," La Bloga
Interview: "Writing Classes," Latinidad

Press (Recent)

Pride from El Barrio Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops Blog

Songs for San Bernardino Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops Blog

San Bernardino Shooting: City mourns through poetry, writing The Press Enterprise

Poetry Collection


cover of beneath bone

Beneath Bone

"liz gonzalez writes with the hand of an assemblage artist and the voice of a Neo-Frida Kahlo and a re-invented Dolores del Rio. Her poems become performance pieces, fractured cinemas from dreams and day-to-day enlightenments. She paints the body, the face and the broken column of the self. The poems are lunar and prismatic; they move from abstract investigations of surface, being and impermanence and on to the journals of the erotic, meditations of absence and the nerve matters of death and desire." - Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate

"Her unique voice allows her to grapple with themes involving love, race, and womanhood without ever hitting a false note. liz gonzález is a fierce Chicana poet who deserves a huge following." - Renee Swindle

"liz gonzalez's Beneath Bone strikes to the core. It's fast and flawless voicings make a world where what we see and what we know amazingly converge. Welcome to the real thing." - Elizabeth Willis

Selected Anthologies

Inlandia 2016 "Best Granddaughter," "Songs for First Dates," and "White Picket Fence House," 2016 Writing from Inlandia (2016). Poetry.
Cover of "The Coiled Serpent Poets Antholog
"Buñuelos" The Coiled Serpent Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles
(Spring 2016). Poetry.
Cover of "Wide Awake" poetry anthology "The Four Food Groups in Grandma's Summer Lunches," "Espiritu," and "Confessions of a Pseudo Chicana," Wide Awake: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Spring 2015). Poetry.

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"The Summer Before 9th Grade," Don’t Blame the Ugly Mug: 10 Years of 2 Idiots Peddling Poetry. Ed. Steve Ramirez and Ben Trigg. Huntington Beach: Tebot Bach, 2011. Poetry.

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"Confessions of a Pseudo Chicana,." City of Los Angeles Latino Heritage Month Celebration 2007 Calendar and Cultural Guide. Poetry.

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“Destiny,” Women on the Edge: Fiction by LA Women Writers. Ed. Samantha Dunn. New Milford: The Toby Press, 2005. Fiction.

Selected Literary Journals
and Periodicals


“The Summer the Women Stayed Indoors” and “White Picket Fence House,” Cultural Weekly (December 2016). Poetry. 

“Nunca Mas,” Askew Poetry Journal (Fall 2016). Poetry.

"BuñuelosSilver Birch Press Blog (Fall 2015). Poetry.

 "Cabaret," Inlandia: A Literary Journey (Spring 2015). Fiction.

"Thankful for What I Got," Silver Birch Press Blog (Winter 2015). Poetry.

"The Four Food Groups in Grandma's Summer Lunches," Poetry in the Windows VI (Spring 2014). Poetry.

"Sparkling." Inlandia: A Literary Journey. (Summer 2011). Fiction.

"The Mexican Jesus Sings Lead Tenor in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Choir." BorderSenses Literary Magazine(Fall 2007). Poetry.

“The Summer Before 9th Grade.” Cooweescoowee (Summer 2007). Poetry.

“Espiritu,” Heliotrope, Ed. Rane Arroyo (Winter 2004). Poetry.

“My Valentine,” Comet Magazine #4 (May 2003). Fiction.

“Tumbleweeds and Palm Trees.” Cider Press Review (Winter 2000). Poetry.

“And I Will Never Get Used,” “Parchment,” and “Salmonella.” Brújula<>Compass 33 (Fall 1999).

“Confessions of a Pseudo Chicana” and “On the Night of the Eclipse.” Luna (Spring 1999).

“Dear Harden: A Letter to Paris.” New Delta Review (Spring/Summer 1998). Poetry.

“Sleeping at the Bottom of Minnesota Street, Lincoln Heights.” LA Stories: Prose and Poetry.
Arroyo Arts Collective Newsletter (July/August, 1998). Memoir.

“378 S. Rancho Ave., Colton.” San Francisco Chronicle (June 1998). Memoir.

“One of My Stories.” Fabula Magazine for Women (December 1997). Memoir.

“ICU Hallucination.” Spillway (Fall/Winter 1997). Poetry.

“Exploring the Concept of Telling Him She's Okay.” One Eye Open: Czech Literary Journal (Fall/Winter 1997). Poetry.

“Air Partner.” Voices (Fall 1994). Poetry.



Assistant Editor for Speechless the Magazine (2003-2007)