Recipient of the PEN CENTER USA Lifetime Achievement Award. Recipient
of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. First
Recepient of ONE Magazine's Culture Hero Award. Winner
of the William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Outstanding
Alumnus, 2007, University of Texas at El Paso
2014 recipient of UC Santa Barbara’s Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.