Sudden Loss of Dignity

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Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2013 - Family & Relationships - 90 pages

Sudden Loss of Dignity represents where Gary Soto is in his life. He finds himself positioned in life as the older gent, or old guy. His poetry mirrors his personality, snarky and full of mockery. Soto writes about mainly aging and the loss of one's dignity as the years pass. It's very funny, poignant, sad, and especially true.

About the author (2013)

GARY SOTO is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, Poetry International and Poetry. He has received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the PEN Center West Book Award for Petty Crimes.

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