Alberto Álvaro Ríos Collaborates with AZ Opera on Arizona Lady

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Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos recently collaborated with Arizona Opera for its production of Arizona Lady. Though set in Tucson, the opera was originally written in German. Ríos was contracted by Arizona Opera to produce a new English-Spanish translation for their new production debuting October 10, 2015. You can learn more about this exciting collaboration in the articles… Read more »

Alberto Álvaro Ríos Interviewed on KJZZ’s Here & Now

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Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos was interviewed by Steve Goldstein on the October 14, 2015 episode of KJZZ’s Here & Now. Over the course of the 7 minutes conversation, Rios spoke about his new book, A Small Story About the Sky, how he got started as a poet, and why Arizona is his muse. You… Read more »

Alberto Álvaro Ríos Interviewed on Arizona Horizon

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Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos was interviewed by Ted Simons on the October 13, 2015 episode of 8 Arizona PBS’ Arizona Horizon. Over the course of the 7 minutes conversation, Rios talks about his approach to poetry and his newly published thirteenth book, A Small Story about the Sky, which focuses on stories that unfold along… Read more »

Alberto Álvaro Ríos among Phoenix New Times’ Best of Phoenix

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In their annual Best of Phoenix issue, Phoenix New Times featured an interview with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos. In the interview Ríos discusses his relationship with the desert and how Arizona’s climate has influenced his work as a poet. Read the full interview on the Phoenix New Time website.

Alberto Álvaro Ríos Publishes Thirteenth Book of Poetry

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On August 4, 2015, A Small Story about the Sky, a new collection of poems by Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos, was published by Copper Canyon Press. Reviewing the book for the Witchita Eagle, Arlice Davenport praised the collection, and in particular expressed appreciation for the way Ríos’ poetry “reveals grand possibilities for living above the mundane, for… Read more »