The Poetry Project

Charles Rice-González

Charles Rice-González is featured in a classic, portrait-oriented headshot, cropped from the chest up, facing the camera at a slight angle over his right shoulder. He wears a simple black v-neck t-shirt and is looking in the camera and smiling. The depth of field is fixed on Charles such that the background is mostly blurred.
© Lisa Kehane

Charles Rice-González is a writer, LGBTQ activist, co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance and an Assistant Professor at Hostos Community College. His novel, Chulito, received recognition from the ALA and the National Book Critics Circle, and his prose appears in over a dozen publications including his play I Just Love Andy Gibb in Blacktino Queer Performance. He’s a fellow of MacDowell, Lannan Foundation, and PEN America Writer as Activist.