Poet/Critic Rigoberto González: "A Life of Labor"
Rigoberto González is the author four books of poetry and ten books of prose and editor of two collections. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and other fellowships, grants, and awards, he is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. As of 2016, he serves as critic-at-large with the Los Angeles Times and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). He earned graduate degrees from the University of California, Davis, and Arizona State University in Tempe.
In this talk, González, who advocates for expanded notions of gender in Latinx writing, will trace his development as a writer, citing each of his books as a career milepost.
The event is open to the ASU community at-large. It is hosted by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English, as well as the Humanities Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.
Download flyer: gonzaleztalk16.pdf
Note that González will be reading from his work on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the MU's Pima Auditorium.