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González, Rigoberto

Works: 42 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 7,751 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Poetry  Biographies  Picture books  Essays  Short stories  Autobiographies  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3557.O4695, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rigoberto González
Most widely held works by Rigoberto González
Antonio's card = La tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto González( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Mother's Day coming, Antonio finds he has to decide about what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie
Crossing vines : a novel by Rigoberto González( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not since Tomas Rivera's ... And the Earth Did Not Devour Him has a novel converged on the lives of migrant workers so profoundly. Like Rivera, Gonzalez employs nostalgia for Mexican tradition as he looks at the family feuds, economic injustices, and racism prevalent in the migrant worker experience."--Jacket
Camino del sol : fifteen years of Latina and Latino writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Celebrates fifteen years of Latina literature by bringing together some of the series' best work, including selections from award-winning books by Richard Blanco, Diana Garcia, Luis Alberto Urrea, Pat Mora, Kathleen Alcala, Sergio Troncoso, and Kathleen de Azevedo-plus other prominent writers such as Ray Gonzalez, Francisco Alarcon, and Juan Felipe Herrera. Includes poetry, fiction and nonfiction
Soledad sigh-sighs by Rigoberto González( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soledad's friends help her discover many things that she can do to entertain herself while she is alone in her apartment. Text in English and Spanish
Pivotal voices, era of transition : toward a 21st century poetics by Rigoberto González( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition gathers Rigoberto González's most important essays and book reviews, many of which consider the work of emerging poets whose identities and political positions are transforming what readers expect from contemporary poetry. A number of these voices represent intersectional communities, such as queer writers of color like Natalie Díaz, Danez Smith, Ocean Vuong, and Eduardo C. Corral, and many writers, such as Carmen Giménez Smith and David Tomás Martínez, have deep connections to their Latino communities. Collectively, these writers are enriching American poetry to reflect a more diverse, panoramic, and socially conscious literary landscape. Also featured are essays on the poets' literary ancestors--including Juan Felipe Herrera, Alurista, and Francisco X. Alarcón--and speeches that address the need to leverage poetry as agency. This book fills a glaring gap in existing poetry scholarship by focusing exclusively on writers of color, and particularly on Latino poetry. González makes important observations about the relevance, urgency, and exquisite craft of the work coming from writers who represent marginalized communities. His insightful connections between the Latino, African American, Asian American, and Native American literatures persuasively position them as a collective movement critiquing, challenging, and reorienting the direction of American poetry with their nuanced and politicized verse. González's inclusive vision covers a wide landscape of writers, opening literary doors for sexual and ethnic minorities"--Provided by Publisher
Unpeopled eden by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unpeopled Eden opens in Mictlan, the region of the dead in Aztec mythology, inviting us down into a world where "the men are never coming home" and "rows of ghosts come forth to sing." Haunted by border crossers and forgotten deportees, lost brothers and sons, Gonzalez unearths the beautiful and musical amidst the grotesque. These poems are prayer and memorial "for those whose / patron saints are longing and despair."
So often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks : poems by Rigoberto González( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men without bliss by Rigoberto González( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of thirteen startling stories, Rigoberto Gonzalez weaves complex portraits of Latinos leading ordinary, practically invisible lives while navigating the dark waters of suppressed emotion - true-to-life characters who face emotional hurt, socioeconomic injustice, indignities in the workplace, or sexual repression. But because their culture expects men to symbolize power and control, they dare not risk succumbing to displays of weakness." "Men without Bliss conveys the silent suffering of all men, not just Latinos. It will open readers' eyes to unexpected facets of Latino culture, and perhaps of their own lives."--BOOK JACKET
Red-inked retablos by Rigoberto González( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Mexican Catholic tradition, retablos are ornamental structures made of carved wood framing an oil painting of a devotional image, usually a patron saint. Acclaimed author and essayist Rigoberto González commemorates the passion and the pain of these carvings in his new volume Red-Inked Retablos, a moving memoir of human experience and thought. González continues to expand his oeuvre on mariposa (literally, "butterfly") memory, a genre he pioneered in which Chicano/a writers openly address non-traditional sexuality. For González, mariposa memory is important testimony not only about reconfiguring personal identity in relation to masculinity, culture, and religion. It's also about highlighting values like education, shaping a sex-positive discourse, and exercising agency through a public voice. It's about making the queer experience a Chicano experience and the Chicano experience a queer one.--From publisher description
Black blossoms by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Blossoms offers a sustained exploration into the private lives of working class women of color and their difficult journeys. In surreal fairytales and magical biographies, Black Blossoms travels the U.S. and abroad: a daughter in Baja California tends to her sick father and watches for "the prince in his storybook tights"; "The Unsung Story of the Invisible Woman" in Phoenix, Arizona; the infamous New England spinster Lizzie Borden. A follow-up to Gonzalez's Other Fugitives and Other Strangers (which recounted male lives), Black Blossoms interweaves sex, death and violence: the tragedies of loving and losing
Other fugitives and other strangers by Rigoberto González( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the tension that never leaves these poems is, on the surface, erotic, what lies beneath the sensual energy is an awareness that sex, as the articulation of love, is tainted by our notions of how pure love should be. It's Gonzalez's lyricism that joins the physical and the ideal, and demonstrates that the impulse to speak is a form of the impulse to touch. Gonzalez's honesty is itself a kind of poetry: there is an exacting focus here that speaks of hope without using the word. If we can look, we can change. These are poems of transformation."--Publisher's website
The Mariposa Club by Rigoberto González( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four gay high school boys start a club, and when one of them is targeted in a homophobic incident, the entire school turns to them as a symbol of grief, fear and hope
The book of ruin by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xicano duende : a select anthology by Alurista( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariposa gown by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caliente Valley High School senior Maui, a gay Latino, is torn between his growing affection for a wealthy newcomer and his loyalty to the GLBT alliance he helped found, whose members consider making statement by attending prom in drag
Our lady of the crossword by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bright and pleading dagger by Nicole Rivas( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Flash Fiction. A dazzling and incisive collection of twelve flash fictions illuminating the varied lives of women and girls, Nicole Rivas' A BRIGHT AND PLEADING DAGGER immerses readers in its subjects' complex experiences with desire, selfhood, and omnipresent danger. A pizza shop worker goes on a series of visceral dates with her gynecologist; a slighted lover coughs up a forgotten childhood toy; an artist unknowingly becomes the subject of an intrusive admirer's lust; a woman has a heated staring contest with the world's oldest man. Powerful and precise, Rivas' stories highlight the unreality within the real, simultaneously evoking humor, outrage, and awe.--Amazon
Concurso Binacional Fronterizo de Poesía 2017 = 2017 Binational Border Poetry Contest : Pellicer-Frost by Concurso Binacional Fronterizo de Poesía Pellicer-Frost( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning works of the two border binational competitions of poetry (Pellicer-Frost) and painting and drawing (Siqueiros-Pollock) held in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuhua in 2017. Invited border states in the United States included Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and in Mexico the states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas
Ditch water : poems by Joseph Delgado( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Delgado has a wild tongue and a lightning-bright imagination. Unlike many young poets, he does not cage his poems in nostalgia. In this splendid collection bones break, liquor and semen salt the skin, sand and sickness erode the heart. Delgado reminds us familial and erotic bonds, rendered in vivid and gritty language, do not always redeem. Queer sex allows Delgado to bravely detail the interplay between masculinity and poverty. An unrelenting physicality abounds. ... Delgado braids the sting of the desert and the ache of emotional turmoil into lyrics that bristle with rain and blood. ...[description by] Eduardo C. Corral."--Page 4 of cover
Mariposa U. by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, the third book about a gay Latino boy in California, he attends university, tries to find his place in life, and finds himself involved with an abusive first love"--
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.06 for Butterfly ... to 0.77 for Concurso B ...)

Antonio's card = La tarjeta de Antonio
Crossing vines : a novelCamino del sol : fifteen years of Latina and Latino writingSoledad sigh-sighsSo often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks : poemsMen without blissOther fugitives and other strangersThe Mariposa ClubXicano duende : a select anthology
Alternative Names
González, Rigoberto

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Rigoberto González American writer

Rigoberto González Amerikaans journalist (1970-)

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