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Centre for Stories

Viciously Poetic


Viciously Poetic is a debut collection of poems by Rafael Gonzalez. Published in collaboration with Centre for Stories and Red River Press in Delhi. Viciously Poetic was developed and published as a result of Centre for Stories and Red River Press’ Green Leaves, Red River writing program and the Writing Change, Writing Inclusion hot desk fellowship.

Viciously Poetic is also available to purchase on Amazon.

About Rafael

Raf Gonzalez is a Latino multi-disciplinary artist; born and raised in Perth, he comes from a family of migrants who moved from El Salvador to Western Australia during the Salvadoran Civil War. Raf is a proud Aspie whose work highlights often-marginalized diverse identities, raising them from supporting character to protagonist, and giving them the agency they often aren’t afforded. Raf has been supported by DADAA and the Centre for Stories with his writing.

Praise for Viciously Poetic

Raf Gonzalez’s evocation of pop culture, art, folklore, and techno nostalgia will connect with readers who long for an alternative to the cool artificiality of the modern world. With a tone shifting between patience, wryness, and frustration, Raf’s writing is unselfconscious and his voice sincere: his poetry is a hand reaching out. – Brooke Dunnell

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