Billy Burgos is a Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Poet originally from Belize, Central America. Billy grew in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles where he still resides. He is an active member of The Anansi Writer’s Workshop and a mainstay in the local L.A. poetry scene. Along with serving as a curator on Gotpoetry.com for the past 6 years, Billy is also the host of Blog-talk Radio’s poetry show Word Ballast where he has made a name for himself by interviewing poets of color such as Nikkey Finney, Nikky Giovanni, Thomas Sayers Ellis and Jericho Brown . He has been published in numerous journals both in print and online. Billy is the co-editor of the poetry Broadsheet Sic 3 and has served as poetry facilitator of The Beyond Baroque poetry workshop as well as the host of The First Sunday Reading a monthly reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Centre in Venice Ca. In 2009 Billy was chosen as newer poet to watch by the L.A. Poetry Festival. His first collection of poetry titled Eulogy to an Unknown Tree was published by Writ Large Press in January 2013.
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