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About Gary Soto
The award-winning American poet and novelist often made everyday events a central part of his poems. He drew inspiration from his own life as a Mexican-American in the U.S. The rich figurative style he adopted in crafting his poems was praised by such critics as Jerry Bradley. He was one of the youngest poets to make the list of Norton Anthropology of Modern Poetry.
Born in Fresno, California to working-class Mexican-American parents, his love for poetry blossomed in high school. He was awarded an MFA from the University of California–Irvine in 1976.
His first collection of poems “The Elements of San Joaquin'' received high praise and was published in 1977. Since then, Soto has published many collections of poetry, including “You Kiss by th’ Book: New Poems from Shakespeare’s Line” and “A Simple Plan and New and Selected Poems.” He has also authored several memoirs and novels whose themes have been inspired by his childhood experiences. In 2014, he won the Phoenix Award for his children's book, “Jesse.”
In 1993, he received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence from the Library Service to Children for his work on the film “The Pool Party.”
In 1999, he won the Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature.
Gary Soto Rank
F.A.Q. about Gary Soto
When is Gary Soto's birthday?
Gary Soto's birthday is on April 13, 1952.
In how many days is Gary Soto's birthday?
Gary Soto's birthday is in 51 days
How old is Gary Soto?
Gary Soto is 71 years old.
Where is Gary Soto from?
Gary Soto was born in Fresno, California, U.S..