The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body


The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body/Alberto Rios


Go to Copper Canyon Press or Amazon for further information.


The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body.  Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2002.






Finalist, National Book Award.

Lannan Literary Selection.




Publisher Description:


In a town that straddles the border of Mexico and Arizona, Alberto Ríos explains the world not through reason but magic. Carving poems from fable, parable, and family legend, Ríos utilizes the intense and supple imagination of childhood to find and preserve history beyond facts: plastic lemons turning into baseballs, a grandmother's long hair reaching up to save her life.

Top of Page