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Ríos poem in Dec 2011/Jan 2012 issue of Readers’ Digest.  Page 139.  (2)


New interview in The Bloomsbury Review: “A Thumb and a Wisp of Steam.”


Regents’ Professor Alberto Ríos launches multifaceted collaboration.  (2) 10-6-11.


Ríos featured in new South Phoenix public art installation, “Passage” (22011.


Ríos chosen as librettist for Arizona Centennial Musical Project.  2010-2012.


ASU poet Alberto Ríos named UA Alumnus of the Year(2) 2010.


Ríos poem makes UW grade. (2) 2010.


Ríos was the main ASU CLAS convocation speaker, at both the Maroon and Gold ceremonies.  12-18-2009.


Ríos has just been cited by Phoenix New Times in their “Best Of” 2009 issue as “Best Wordsmith.


Ríos’s newest book of poems, The Dangerous Shirt, is just out, as of May 1, 2009, from Copper Canyon Press


Ríos is the new host of KAET’s Books & Co.  He was the first guest writer and will succeed Ron Carlson and Jana Bommersbach.  He will appear as a guest on April 5, 2009, and will host thereafter.  Check for further details. 


Ríos’s book, Capirotada, has just won OneBookAZ 2009 by popular vote.  Every vote counted, so thank you to everyone who took the time to speak up.  See press release, book and author information, and other events surrounding the award here.


Ríos will be the 2009 Markin Flanagan Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Calgary.


Ríos was awarded the PEN Beyond Margins Award.


Ríos has been honored with the Arizona Literary Treasure Award.


Ríos recently delivered the keynote address at the Chandler Celebration of Unity.  Read the review.


At the request of Governor Janet Napolitano, Alberto Ríos composed and delivered an inaugural poem at the official inauguration at the state capitol on January 4, 2007.  The poem is called, “A Sustainable Courage.”


Ríos also wrote a poem for the governor’s first inauguration, “In Us This Day.”


Alberto Ríos was recently featured on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), and becomes part of the NewsHour Poetry Series.  His most recent book, The Theater of Night, was highlighted.  The interview and further materials are available online.

Transcript, Including Streaming Video and AudioPoems and Bio.

In the interview, several references to various Ríos works and techniques were made:

     The Theater of Night

     Words Over Water Project

     Poems of Public Purpose


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