Multilingual Reading

09/10/2010 - 8:00pm

Join us in celebrating multilingual poetry of the Southwest. Poets Sherwin Bitsui, Alberto Ríos, and Ofelia Zepeda read from their work. A set of broadsides commemorating the Poetry Center’s 50th Anniversary features poetry by the readers in a chainlink of translations in Zapotec, Spanish, Tohono O’odham, and Navajo.


Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Sherwin Bitsui

Originally from White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation, Sherwin Bitsui is the author of two collections of poetry, Flood Song (Copper Canyon) and Shapeshift (University of Arizona Press). He is Diné of the T...

Ofelia Zepeda

Ofelia Zepeda is a Tohono O’odham poet and professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona. Her works include Where Clouds are Formed (2008), Ocean Power (1995), Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing...

Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Alberto Álvaro Ríos

Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, Arizona, is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. His books of poems include, most recently, The Dangerous Shirt,...

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