Poetry Reading by Alberto Álvaro Ríos, First Arizona State Poet Laureate

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
UA Poetry Center Helen S. Schaefer Building 1508 E Helen Street Tucson, AZ Tucson, AZ 85721 United States

The inaugural Arizona State Poet Laureate, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, reads from his work and talks about the public role of poetry. Representatives from local and state government will say a few celebratory words, and the UA Poetry Center will distribute, as a gift to audience members, a broadside featuring a poem by Ríos, designed and published by New Michigan Press. Please join us for this historic event.

Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, Arizona, is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. His books of poems include, most recently, The Dangerous Shirt,...

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