Gary soto

april 12 1952-present

biography

who is Gary Soto?: Author

Where was he born?:April 12, 1952 (age 61), Fresno CA

Married:Carolyn Oda

Children:1.Mariko Heidi Soto

important life information:

1.Soto was born to Mexican-American parents Manuel (1910–1957) and Angie Soto (1924

2.In his youth, he worked in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley. Soto's father died in 1957, when he was five years old.

3.Soto attended Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno, where he earned his B.A. degree in English in 1974,[2] studying with poet Philip Levine.[1] He did graduate work in poetry writing at the University of California, Irvine, where he was the first Mexican-American to earn a M.F.A. in 1976

Books

1.Canto familiar, (1995)

2.Too many Tamales (1992)

3.Burried onions, (1997)

4.Local news, (1993)

5.Crazy weekend,(1994)