Alberto Álvaro Ríos, First Arizona State Poet Laureate

11/01/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The inaugural Arizona State Poet Laureate, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, reads from his work and talks about the public role of poetry. Representatives from local and state government will say a few celebratory words, and the UA Poetry Center will distribute, as a gift to audience members, a broadside featuring a poem by Ríos, designed and published by New Michigan Press. Please join us for this historic event. A sneak peek at the broadside is available here.

For more information about the new Arizona State Poet Laureate position and Alberto Álvaro Ríos, go here.


Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 E Helen Street Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
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,...

Sponsoring Entity: 
UA Poetry Center
Sponsoring Entity: 
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona Board of Regents