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Rigoberto González is the author of ten books, most recently of the young adult novel The Mariposa Club. His awards include a Guggenheim, an NEA, The Poetry Center Book Award and the Before Columbus American Book Award for his memoir, Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa. He is contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine, on the Executive Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle, on the Board of Directors of Fishouse Poems: A Poetry Archive, and on the Advisory Circle of Con Tinta, a collective of Chicano/ Latino activist writers. He writes twice a month a Latino book column, now entering its ninth year, for the El Paso Times of Texas, and is the editor of Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing.
2014 Lenore Marshal Poetry Prize
2014 United States Artists Fellow
2013-2014 Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award