Gabrielle Bates is a writer and visual artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, managing editor of the Seattle Review, an editorial assistant and contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, the official voice of Broadsided Press on twitter, and a contributing editor for Bull City Press. 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). Gabrielle has received funding and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Artist Trust, Hugo House, and the Mineral School Artist Residency, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, jubilat, Washington Square, Black Warrior Review, the Best of the Net anthology, and elsewhere. Manuscripts-in-progress include a collection of poems, a novel, a book-length poetry comic, and an illustrated collaboration with poet Adrienne Raphel.
photo by Liesa Cole