Professor at Rutgers University
MFA in Creative Writing
Alumni Leader Year
Rigoberto Gonzalez has excelled in the creative writing community, distinguishing himself as a leading poet and writer of his generation. His first collection of poetry, "So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks," was selected for the 1998 National Poetry Series. He was an associate professor of English and Latino studies at the University of Illinois and contributing editor to the Poets & Writers magazine.