writer & editor

Bel and the Whale

Bel Poblador dreams in fog and wind. She is a Los Angeles born writer and editor who lives, loves, and creates in San Francisco. She received her BA in American Literature with a minor in Spanish from UCLA in 2007 and her MFA in Writing from the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts in 2013.

She is currently managing editor of TAYO Literary Magazine, which “cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift.” TAYO‘s most recent issue, Issue 6, is available online, via print-on-demand, and at Barnes and Nobles bookstores across the U.S. She was also editor for the anthology Best of Trop, Volume I, which is available at Skylight Books and Book Soup in L.A., The Strand in NYC, Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine, and online at tropmag.com.

Her writing and interviews have appeared in {m}aganda magazineNext Words 2013, the Black Clock blogtropmag.com, the TAYO blog, Best of Trop, Volume I, and sPARKLE & bLINK #69. She is a 2016 Kundiman Fiction Fellow. To find out more about why she writes and edits, read this interview with TAYO.

She loves old rescue dogs, San Francisco (and, more specifically, the Richmond district), misty nights and windy days, her grandma, handmade books, and paying with exact change.

Bel is a rock that holds the ocean.

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