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Alberto Rios

Alberto Ríos, Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate and a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently Not Go Away Is My Name (Copper Canyon, 2020). Ríos is also the author of three short story collections, a novel, and a memoir. Since 1982 he has taught at Arizona State University, where he is a Regents’ Professor, Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing, and the Katherine C. Turner Endowed Chair in English.




The Rain That Falls Here

Summer 2007 | Poetry

1 The rain that falls here is lost, Having meant surely to fall somewhere else, Somewhere that’s already green. Like always, like last season, Like next season—someplace rich with green. Water knows what to do And wants a comfortable life Lik [...]

Líneas Fronterizas / Border Lines

Spring 2007 | Poetry

  Un peso cargado por dos No pesa más que la mitad. El mundo en un mapa parece el dibujo de una vaca En la carnicería, todas esas líneas mostrando Dónde cortar. Ese dibujo de la vaca es también un rompecabezas, Mostrando cómo caben muy [...]