Oscar Gonzales was born and raised in Puerto Cortés, Honduras. He moved to the United States as a teenager to attend boarding school, and he received a BA and MA from Yale University. He is the author of Central America in My Heart/Centroamérica en el corazón (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2007). He has also published two poetry collections in Honduras: Amada en el amado transformada (Editorial Guaymuras, 1995) and Donde el plomo flota (Editorial Universitaria, 1994), which received Yale University’s Theron Rockwell Field Prize. Gonzales works as a human rights advocate and social scientist. He lives in Washington, D.C.