Poetry. Gay and Lesbian Studies. A testimony of sexuality in times of violence, this journey into the intimate language of the male body is freighted with danger and desire and expressed through a dark eroticism reminiscent of Garcia Lorca and Cavafy. "A brilliant poet of two nations, he is a treasure found"Sandra McPherson. Rigoberto Gonzalez is the author of four booksSo Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks (a 1998 National Poetry Series selection), two bilingual children's books, and a novel, Crossing Vines, which was a ForeWord Magazine Fiction Book of the Year. Gonzalez is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of PEN and the National Book Critics Circle. He is an associate professor of English and Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a contributing editor to Poets & Writers magazine.
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About the Author
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and of various international artists' residencies, Gonzales is also a member of PEN and of the National Book Critics Circle. He reviews books by Latina/o authors for the El Paso Times, is Associate Professor of English and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is Contributing Editor to Poets & Writers.