Gary Soto

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Gary Soto


Born
in Fresno, California, The United States
April 12, 1952

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Gary Soto is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, Poetry International, and Poetry, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in the interview series Poets in Person. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. For ITVS, he produced the film “The Pool Party,” which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence. In 1997, because of his advocacy for reading, he was featured as NBC’s Person-of-t ...more

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“It appears these days I don't have much of a life because my nose is often stuck in a book. But I discovered that reading builds a life inside the mind.”
Gary Soto

“Because nothing should be wasted
In a world where sparrows work hard
To prove there is enough.”
Gary Soto, The Elements of San Joaquin

“going back and forth, back and forth, getting nowhere”
Gary Soto, Buried Onions

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