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Multilingual Poetry of the Southwest: Alberto Ríos

Multilingual Poetry of the Southwest: Alberto Ríos

Ríos, Alberto Álvaro
Title: Multilingual Poetry of the Southwest: Alberto Ríos
Reading Date: Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome-5410

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by Gail Browne

Introduction-5411

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by Renee Angle

Introductory Remarks and "Border Lines/Lineas fronterizas"-5414

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"Border Lines/Lineas fronterizas," a poem in English and Spanish written and translated by Alberto Ríos. Commissioned by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to commemorate Mexican President Vicente Fox's visit to Arizona on November 4, 2003.

Translation of "B' o e-a:g Mas 'ab Him g Ju:ki"-5415

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"B' o e-a:g Mas 'ab Him g Ju:ki," a poem by Ofelia Zepeda, translated by Ofelia Zepeda (O'odham/English) as "It is Going to Rain" and by Alberto Ríos (English/Spanish) as "Va a llover."


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Zepeda, Ofelia. Jewed 'I-hoi/Earth Movements. Tucson: Kore Press, 1997.

Translation of "Dxiibi guidxa" and Translation of "Desert Water"-5416

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"Dxiibi guidxa," a poem by Natalia Toledo, translated by Natalia Toledo (Zapotec/Spanish) as "Espanto tonto" and by Alberto Ríos (Spanish/English) as "Silly Ghost." "Desert Water," a poem by Alberto Ríos, translated by Alberto Ríos (English/Spanish) as "Agua del desierto."


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Toledo, Natalia. "Dxiibi guidxa." Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. Eds. Monica de la Torre and Michael Wiegers. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2002. Ríos, Alberto and Karla Elling. Words Over Water, a 4,800-pound stone book at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona.

"Refugio's Hair"-5417

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

"Rabbits and Fire"-5418

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

"The Dangerous Shirt"-5419

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Ríos, Alberto. The Dangerous Shirt. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2009.

"Perfect for Any Occasion"-5420

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Ríos, Alberto. The Dangerous Shirt. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2009.

Reading Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

Alberto Ríos reads from his work in English and Spanish as part of a multilingual poetry reading also featuring Ofelia Zepeda (reading in English and O'odham) and Sherwin Bitsui (reading in English and Navajo). The reading includes selections from Water, an artist book created by Karla Elling to commemorate the Poetry Center's 50th anniversary. Water features a chainlink of poetry composed and translated by Bitsui, Ríos, Zepeda, and Zapotec poet Natalia Toledo.

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