Poet Soto to speak April 23 at Pacific Branch Library

Gary Soto, author of 10 poetry collections, will speak at the Pacific

Branch Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., at 7 p.m. April 23.

Soto, whose "New and Selected Poems" was a 1995 finalist for the

Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award, writes

about the lives of Mexican Americans, nature and personal dreams. He

writes poetry, novels and short stories for young readers and adults.

Soto's presentation will be titled "Local News: Poetry and Prose,"

and is presented by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library.

For more information, call 548-3760.

Josh Kleinbaum

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