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Rigoberto Gonzalez is the author of another book of poetry, So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks, a National Poetry Series selection; two bilingual children's books, Soledad Sigh-Sighs and Antonio's Card; the novel Crossing Vines, winner of ForeWord Magazine's Fiction Book of the Year Award; a memoir, Butterfly Boy; and a biography about the Chicano writer Tomas Rivera.

The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and of various international artist residencies, he writes a monthly Latino book column, now entering its fifth year, for the El Paso Times of Texas. He is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and an Associate Professor of English and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Perfect Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Tupelo Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932195491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932195491
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,009,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rigoberto González was born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Michoacán, Mexico. The son and grandson of migrant farm workers, he is the author of fifteen books and the editor of Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing and Xicano Duende: A Select Anthology of Alurista's poetry. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, winner of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Societry of America, the American Book Award, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award, he is contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine, on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and is Professor of English at Rutgers--Newark, the State University of New Jersey. He lives in New York City.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rumbachulo on December 17, 2006
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The dissonance created by the title of Rigoberto González's second book of poetry Other Fugitives and Other Strangers is his genius for connecting the clatters of humanity and pressing them against their own harmonies. As difficult as it may be to imagine work as kaleidoscopically brutal and political as it is delicate and insightful as González's debut collection So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks (University of Illinois Press, 1999) in this collection he demonstrates greater depth and a more keenly honed sense of the interior. As much as these are poems of desire--the erotic and the spiritual--bodies, couplings, urges, longings become the locations through which González pleaches the most vulnerable concerns of the human experiences, so that love, lust, joy, despair, danger and its terrors seemed to be laid bare on the page for the very first time. This is an American poet who takes his cues from a long line of great American poets, unfair to invent, uncover and pioneer what he needs to get to what he sees and hears. Humane, wicked, intelligent, puckish, tender as he is prickly, González is the real deal. Él le conmoverá.
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Other Fugitives and Other Strangers
Rigoberto González
Tupelo Press, $14.92, ISBN-10: 1-932195-49-1, 2006

In Other Fugitives and Other Strangers, the body is celebrated and abhorred. At once, the human form is grotesque, alluring, strange, both elusive and palpable. González's images are imaginative and precise, allowing the body, in all of its forms, to reveal the complexity of the human psyche. A deeply felt and beautifully rendered collection, yearning permeates each poem, leaving beauty and ruin in its wake. Bold and unflinchingly honest, González startles and awakens, a deeply human song of splendor and loss.

REVIEWER: Elissa Hutson is pursuing her MFA at Arizona State University. Her fiction has been featured on National Public Radio's, Selected Shorts.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 7, 2007
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Literary critic and award winning poet Rigoberto Gonzalez's latest collection of strongly recommended and descriptive verse comprise the pages of "Other Fugitives And Other Strangers", providing an appreciative readership with a compendium of his lyrical poetry and prose that is best characterized by its intellectual intensity and emotional integrity. Writing with a dedication to candor and the power of language to communicate with precision, each poems is a true gem that will linger in the mind and in the emotional responses of the reader long after "Other Fugitives And Other Strangers" has been released and set back upon the shelf. 'Breads That Hunger': I make love to a man with a button fetish. Correction: a man makes love to my shirt. He yanks each piece of plastic with his teeth and swallow sit, then inserts the cusp of his tongue into the buttonhole. I slip out of the sleeves and off the bed and he scarcely notices. Later, he comes looking for me; my shirt slumped across his shoulder. It looks as if I have shed my skin - the fantasy of meeting the train on the rusty tacks comes to life. Buttonless, I have been stripped of everything that holds me together. He tells me he can replace the shirt. I tell him he can keep me.
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