As part of their biannual series of conversations with local creatives, Phoenix New Times recently spoke with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos, who mused on creativity, inspiration, and what hte Phoenix arts cene could use more of.

“Somewhere in second grade, I found that daydreaming was a superpower. It was a vast place inside my small head that was invisible, capable of anything, full of music and words and scents and agitations, and active. I make art because it has made me, filled me, and occasionally some of it spills out of my mouth. Well, something like that.”

You can read the full conversation on the Phoenix New Times website.