Unpeopled Eden

YearTitlePublisherPrize AmountJudges
2013Unpeopled Eden Four Way Books$25,000Kwame Dawes
    Alicia Suskin Ostriker
    Susan Stewart


Rigoberto González was born in Bakersfield, California, on July 18, 1970, but lived in Michoacán, Mexico, until the age of ten. The son of migrant farm workers, González traveled between the United States and Mexico for much of his childhood. He earned a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and an MFA from Arizona State University in Tempe.

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