Gary Soto

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Gary Anthony Soto (born April 12, 1952) is an American author and poet.
Soto was born to Mexican-American parents Manuel (1910–1957) and Angie Soto (1924-). In his youth, he worked in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley. Soto's father died in 1957, when he was five years old. As his family had to struggle to find work, he had little time or encou ...
Popular Poems
1.
A Red Palm
You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
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2.
Saturday At The Canal
I was hoping to be happy by seventeen.
School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,
An obnoxious tuba playing at noon because our team
Was going to win at night. The teachers were
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3.
Mission Tire Factory, 1969
All through lunch Peter pinched at his crotch,
And Jesús talked about his tattoos,
And I let the flies crawl my arm, undisturbed,
Thinking it was wrong, a buck sixty five,
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4.
Late Confession
Monsignor, I believed Jesus followed me
With his eyes, and when I slept,
An angel peeled an orange
And waited for me to wake up.
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5.
The Drought
The clouds shouldered a path up the mountains
East of Ocampo, and then descended,
Scraping their bellies gray on the cracked shingles of slate.
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oh maey gawd 31 October 2019
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anime weeb 30 October 2019
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I am small and likes to play Pokemon and other overrated games.
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oh maey gawd 30 October 2019
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A teeny weenie dude 30 October 2019
I am small and like to play Pokemon and other overrated games
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A teeny weenie dude 30 October 2019
I am very small and i like to play pokemon and other overated games
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y u ask? 30 October 2019
okay, here for school. and i found some very weird.. comments and names.. SAVE ME let me read poems without these weird names gawd
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Ggggggggggggg 29 October 2019
Gary soto is the best poet ever
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day #371, the pigs have claimed me as there own. i am now one with the pack, at midnight i will fight the king for establish daemonic
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Daddy 22 May 2019
I say whoever threw that paper, ur moms a hoe
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your mom is a hoe 24 April 2019
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april 08 April 2019
i have never read a gary soto poem but im sure he is great.
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where is october 01 March 2019
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Whahh 27 February 2019
I need to know more about why he decided to become a poet.I need to know more about his life.??(I'm getting hangry I forgot to eat lunch ??)
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