Sleeping On Fists
Originally published by Dooryard Press.
Sleeping on Fists. Story, WY: Dooyard Press, 1981.
Poems. Limited Edition.
Sleeping in Fists is issued in an edition of 500 copies designed and printed by Barbara & Tom Rea. The paper is Rives Light sewn into Canson covers. Hand-set 11 pt. Centaur & its companion italic, Arrighi, were used for text & display. The frontispiece was taken from a print made by Scott Sharp.
The Olives of Oblivion Fists
Born in 1952 in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, Ríos has earned a reputation as one of the finest poets now writing in the US. Border, perhaps more than any other word, best describes Ríos’s style and obsessions. The border between Mexico and the United States. The border between the mundane and the magical. The border between self and community. The border between the secular and the sacred. Ríos has spent much of his career exploring the implications of such borders, as well as exploring where these borders blend together. Indeed, the synthetic moment is where Ríos finds and creates his meaning-making as an artist.