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Rigoberto González

Gonzalez’s four collections of poetry include “Unpeopled Eden,” which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He has penned 10 works of prose, including novels, memoir, and bilingual childrens books. He has been awarded Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. Born in Bakersfield and raised by farmworkers who migrated between Mexico and the US, he now lives in New York and is a professor of English at Rutgers-Newark.
What is happening at ALOUD?

Critic at Large Rigoberto Gonzalez interviewed Tommy Orange at ALOUD, the L.A. Public Library's renowned reading series. Neither was expecting armed guards.

A thread of pain ties two brothers in Rigoberto González's 'What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth'

In this excerpt from his new memoir, Critic at Large Rigoberto González recounts a time when he and his brother were both sliding into trouble.

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