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Alberto Álvaro Rios

Alberto Álvaro Rios

Ríos, Alberto Álvaro
Title: Alberto Álvaro Rios
Reading Date: Friday, November 1, 2013

Welcome-11393

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by Tyler Meier, with remarks by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Welcome-11395

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by University of Arizona Provost Andrew Comrie

Introduction -11397

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by Bob Booker, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts

Opening Remarks-11399

"Ms. X, You Are Central Missouri"-11401

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Unpublished; written by an anonymous seventh grader from Eloy, Arizona in the 1970s.

"Johnny, You're a Spoon"-11403

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Unpublished; written by an anonymous seventh grader from Eloy, Arizona in the 1970s.

"Where the Possible is Near"-11405

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Poem on the Occasion of the Investiture of Rodolfo Arévalo, 25th President, Eastern Washington University, 19 April 2007. Differs from original version.

"When There Were Ghosts"-11407

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Garcia, James E., Michele Ceballos, Quetzal Guerrero and Alberto Álvaro Ríos. AMEXICA: Tales of the Fourth World. Mesa, AZ: Mesa Arts Center, 2011.

"Invocation: On Gathering Artists"-11409

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Ríos, Alberto. Invocation: On Gathering Artists. 2000. Broadside.

"Líneas Fronterizas / Border Lines"-11411

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Ríos, Alberto. "Líneas Fronterizas / Border Lines." The Virginia Quarterly Review 83.2: Spring 2007, 4-5.

"Sudden Smells, Sudden Songs"-11413

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Ríos, Alberto. Sudden Smells, Sudden Songs. Tucson: New Michigan Press, 2013. Broadside.

"Perfect for Any Occasion"-11415

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

Remarks on objective as Poet Laureate-11417

"Poems Say What Words Cannot"-11419

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Unpublished.

Question and Answer Session-11421

Reading Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): Arizona Commission on the Arts, UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

Arizona's inaugural Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos reads public and personal poems from his collected and uncollected works; he also speaks about goals for his laureateship.

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