Patrick Cabello Hansel is a poet, fiction writer and blogger, who has published over 50 poems, essays and stories in over 30 journals, including Painted Bride Quarterly, The Cresset, Ilanot Review and Sojourners. His novella “Searching” was serialized in 33 issues of The Alley News. As co-pastor with his wife Luisa at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Minneapolis, he created Semilla Arts, which has taught mosaics to over 1,900 people and created 22 murals. He was selected for the 2008-09 Mentor Series in Poetry at the Loft Literary Center, and was a 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Grantee. See his work at: http://www.mnartists.org/Patrick_Cabello_Hansel. He blogs about passion for justice and beauty at www.spiritwound.blogspot.com.
I have spent three decades living and working in multicultural, multilingual communities in the south Bronx, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. Much of my writing arises from that experience. I am currently working on a series of poems that touch on immigration and work. My stories are set in urban communities, with characters that live and create on the margins of society. I am working with a group of teen writers and artists in Minneapolis, and together we are bringing poetry to new venues such as block parties. In my blog, I explore the connection between beauty and justice, and how the Spirit moves to bring them to life.
Website: Minnesota Artists Page
Other: Blog: Spirit Wounds: Passion for Justice and Beauty
Affiliations: ELCA Pastor