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Bibliography

Poetry collections

  • Sudden Loss of Dignity. Stephen F. Austin University Press. 2013. ISBN 978-1-62288-005-8..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg")right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  • Partly Cloudy: Poems of love and longing (Harcourt, 2009)
  • A Simple Plan (Chronicle Books, 2007)
  • One Kind of Faith (Chronicle Books, 2003)
  • A Natural Man (Chronicle Books, 1999)
  • Junior College (1997)
  • New and selected poems (Chronicle Books, 1995) National Book Award finalist
  • Canto Familiar/Familiar Song (1994)
  • Neighborhood Odes (1992)
  • Home Course in Religion (1991)
  • Who Will Know Us? (1990)
  • Black Hair (1985)
  • Where Sparrows Work Hard (1981)
  • The Tale of Sunlight (1978)
  • The Elements of San Joaquin (1977)
  • Waiting at the curb: Lynwood California (1967)

Young adult/children's books

  • Baseball in April (1990)
  • A Fire in My Hands (1991)
  • Taking Sides (1991)
  • Pacific Crossing (1992), sequel to Taking Sides added by DaeQuan Jones
  • Too Many Tamales (1992)
  • The Skirt (1992)
  • The Pool Party (1993)
  • Local News (1993)
  • Jesse (1994)
  • 7th grade (1995)
  • Crazy Weekend (1994)
  • Boys at Work (1995)
  • Summer On Wheels (1995)
  • Canto Familiar (1995)
  • Buried Onions (1997)
  • The Cat's Meow (1997)
  • Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker (2000)
  • Fearless Fernie (2002)
  • If the Shoe Fits (2002)
  • Marisol (2005)
  • When Dad Came Back (2011), ebook

Chato

Beginning in 1995 with Chato's Kitchen (Chato y su cena),[11] Soto released a series of children's picture books in Spanish and English about a real, cool cat (gato), a low rider from the barrio of East Los Angeles. They were illustrated by Susan Guevara, and the second one Chato and the Party Animals (Chato y los amigos pachangueros.) (2000) won the Pura Belpre Medal for best illustration in 2002.[12] The series continued with Chato Goes Cruisin' (2004) [13] and Chato's Day of Dead (2006).

Anthologies as editor

  • Entrance: Four Latino Poets (1976)
  • California Childhood (1988)
  • Pieces of Heart (1993)
  • Afterlife(1999)

Memoir

  • Why I Don't Write Children's Literature (2015)
  • What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life (2013)
  • Living Up the Street (1985), American Book Award
  • Small Faces (1986)
  • Lesser Evils: Ten Quartets (1988)
  • A Summer Life (1990)
  • The Effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno Boy (2001)
  • The Jacket (1983)

Plays

  • Novio Boy: A play (2006)

Film

  • The Pool Party (producer, 1992) Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence (1993)
  • The No-Guitar Blues based on a story from Baseball in April

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