Rigoberto González is the author of another book of poetry; So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks, a National Poetry Series selection; two bilingual children’s books, Soledad Sigh-Sighs and Antonio’s Card; the novel Crossing Vines, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Fiction Book of the Year Award; a memoir, Butterfly Boy; and a biography about the Chicano writer Tomás Rivera forthcoming in 2007.
The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and of various international artist residencies, he writes a monthly Latino book column, now entering its fifth year, for the El Paso Times of Texas. He is contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and an Associate Professor of English and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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