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Gary Soto

Author of Too Many Tamales

Includes the names: SOTO GARY, Gary Soto, Gary Soto ed.

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Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, and raised in Fresno California. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College, graduating in 1974 with an English degree. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Nation, Plouqhshares, The Iowa Review, Ontario Review and Poetry, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in Poets in Person. He is one of the youngest poets to appear in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Soto has received the Discovery-The Nation Prize, the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award twice, a Recogniton of Merit from the Claremont Graduate School for Baseball in April, the Silver Medal from The Commonwealth Club of California, and the Tomás Rivera Prize, in addition to fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts twice, and the California Arts Council. For ITVS, he produced the film The Pool Party, which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal. Soto wrote the libretto for an opera titled Nerd-landia for the The Los Angeles Opera. In 1999 he received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the PEN Center West Book Award for Petty Crimes. He serves as Young People's Ambassador for the California Rural Legal Assistance and the United Farm Workers of America. Soto is the author of ten poetry collections for adults, with New and Selected Poems a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His recollections Living Up the Street received a Before Columbus Foundation 1985 American Book Award. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Too Many Tamales… (more)
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Living Up the Street 304 copies, 3 reviews
The Skirt 302 copies, 5 reviews
Marisol 285 copies, 3 reviews
If the Shoe Fits 279 copies, 6 reviews
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Boys at Work 19 copies
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A Natural Man 16 copies
Small Faces 15 copies
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Black Hair 12 copies
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A Simple Plan 4 copies
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Meatballs for the People 2 copies, 1 review
Puppy Love 1 copy
La Bamba 1 copy
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Contributor) 720 copies, 9 reviews
Cool Salsa (Contributor) 281 copies, 14 reviews
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (Contributor) 210 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2000 (Contributor) 210 copies
The Best American Poetry 1996 (Contributor) 165 copies, 1 review
Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories (Contributor) 122 copies, 1 review
Leaving Home: Stories (Contributor) 110 copies
Coming of Age in America: A Multicultural Anthology (Foreword; Contributor) 89 copies
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement (Foreword, some editions) 89 copies, 1 review
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (Contributor) 69 copies
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Cover designer) 62 copies, 1 review
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