Hi, my name is Karen Gonzalez. I am the new intern at the Ventura County Poetry Project. I am currently working to get my Bachelor’s degree in English at CSU Channel Islands. I love writing, reading, and making music. My favorite poets are Maya Angelou and Anne Sexton.
My love for reading started when I was little. My mom would take my siblings and I to the library almost everyday. Even though my mom did not speak fluent English, she tried her best to teach me how to read. Once I got the hang of it, I was able to dive into different stories and get lost in multiple universes. I enjoy reading graphic novels, thriller novels, poetry, horror, and mystery. When I got to high school, I found that writing was an excellent way to express my thoughts and feelings. Although I have years of writing experience, I still have a lot more to learn. I am really excited to be working with the Ventura County Poetry Project community. I hope we are able to grow and learn together.