González's most explicit work of advocacy. . . . Red-Inked Retablos reads like the work of an elder statesman, a mentor who knows the struggle's score.
Blurs the seeming duality in creative nonfiction between the expository and the personal.
—Daniel Chacón, author of Unending Rooms
These beautifully written personal essays pay tribute to the people and events that influence González's work as a poet, writer, critic, and literary activist. This work is also a call to action, an invitation, and a hope for the next generation of scholars to keep up with the flourishing literary production by Latino mariposa writers.
—Emmy Pérez, author of Solstice
Throughout, even when wading through territory rife with tough emotions, he maintains his grace, humor, and powers of wide observation. […] Amen, Rigoberto, amen.
—Daniel Olivas, Los Angeles Review of Books