Four Way Books
Black Blossoms
by Rigoberto González

ISBN: 978-1-935536-15-4
paper, 72 pages, $15.95

Marion Ettlinger
Rigoberto González, author of So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks (National Poetry Series), Other Fugitives and Other Strangers (Poetry Center Book Award), and Black Blossoms, has also written two bilingual children's books, Soledad Sigh-Sighs/ Soledad Suspiros and Antonio's Card/ La tarjeta de Antonio (Lambda Literary Award finalist); a novel, Crossing Vines (ForeWord Magazine Fiction Book of the Year); a story collection, Men Without Bliss; and a memoir, Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa (American Books Award, Before Columbus Foundation). The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and several international artist residencies, he is a contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine, writes a book review column for the Texas El Paso Times, and is on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle and the Advisory Circle of Con Tinta, a collective of Chicano/Latino activist writers. He is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University at Newark.