Ray Gonzalez is the author of numerous books of poetry including The Heat of Arrivals, The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande, and Soul Over Lightning. He is the recipient of many awards including the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Book Award, the Latino Heritage Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. He lives in Farmington, Minnesota, and is a professor of literature at the University of Minnesota.
In this collection, which the poet calls his “rebirth in the search for home,” Ray Gonzalez expresses the gentle, humble intelligence that has made him a leading voice in Latino letters. He shares with the reader the voice of a grounded soul searcher who has passed through middle age and still vibrates with passion for the world. Soul Over Lightning lifts spirits and yet offers a timeless search for home and truth
- Copyright year: 2014
In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation--with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.
- Copyright year: 2020
Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border
Cutting the Wire, a masterful collaboration between photographer Bruce Berman and poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh, offers us a way to look again, to really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States.
- Copyright year: 2018
The rhythm of vision, the rhythm of dream, the rhythm of voices saturating the hot southwestern landscape. These are the rhythms of Ray Gonzalez, the haunting incantations of Turtle Pictures.
Gonzalez has forged a new Chicano manifesto, a cultural memoir that traces both his personal journey and the communal journey that ...
- Copyright year: 2000
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