Alberto Álvaro Ríos

Recent Books



· The Dangerous ShirtPoems.  Copper Canyon Press, 2009.


· Capirotada: A Nogales MemoirMemoir.  University of New Mexico Press, 1999; reprinted, 2008.   Latino Literary Hall of Fame Book Award, 2000.  Second edition, 2008.  OneBookAZ Award, 2009.


· The Theater of NightPoems.  Copper Canyon Press, 2005.  PEN/Beyond Margins Award, 2007.  Lannan Literary Selection, 2006.  Second printing, 2007.





Previous Books



· The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body.  Poems.  Copper Canyon Press, 2002.  National Book Award Finalist, 2002.  Lannan Literary Selection, 2002.  Second Printing, 2002.


· The Curtain of TreesStories.  University of New Mexico Press, 1999.


· Pig CookiesStories.  Chronicle Books, 1995.  New York Public Library “Books to Remember” Selection, 1995.


· Teodoro Luna’s Two Kisses.  Poems.  W.W. Norton, 1990.


· The Lime Orchard Woman.  Poems.  The Sheep Meadow Press, 1988.


· The Warrington Poems.  Poems.  Pyracantha Press, 1989.  Arizona State University Centennial Literary Selection.  Limited Edition.


· Five Indiscretions.  Poems.  The Sheep Meadow Press, 1985.


· The Iguana KillerStories.  Blue Moon and Confluence Press, 1984.  Second Printing: 1994.  Third and subsequent Printings: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.  1984 Western States Book Award for Fiction. 


· Whispering to Fool the WindPoems.  The Sheep Meadow Press, 1982.  Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award, 1981.


· Sleeping on FistsPoems.  Dooryard Press, 1981.  Limited Edition.


· Elk Heads on the WallPoems.  Mango Press, 1979.  Limited Edition.

Alberto Álvaro Ríos