Renato Rosaldo writes in English and Spanish. His first book, Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña, published in Saltillo, Mexico by ICOCULT in 2003, won an American Book Award, 2004. Individual poems won the poetry contests of El Andar, 2000, and Many Mountains Moving, 2005. Hie poetry has appeared in such magazines as Prairie Schooner and Many Mountains Moving. As a cultural anthropologist he taught many years at Stanford University and is the author of Culture and Truth.