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Biography of Gary Soto

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1952 - Gary Soto was born on April 12th in Fresno, California, to working-class Mexican American parents. 1975 - Gary Soto married Carolyn Oda, a woman of Japanese ancestry.

1976 - Gary Soto began his academic career at Fresno City College, moving on to California State University, Fresno, and the University of California, Irvine, where Gary Soto earned an M. F.

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1977 - Gary Soto won the Academy of American Poets Prize with  his first book of poems, The Elements of San Joaquin, which contains grim pictures of Mexican American life in California's central valley. 1985 - Joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where Gary Soto taught in both the English and Chicano Studies departments.

         - His prolific output of poetry, memoirs, essays, and fiction continues unabated and has earned him numerous prizes, including an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for Living up the Street.

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