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Alberto Rios

Alberto Ríos is a Regents’ Professor and the Katharine C. Turner Endowed Chair in English at Arizona State University. He is the author of three collections of short stories, a memoir, and nine books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently, The Theater of Night (Copper Canyon, 2006) and The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body (Copper Canyon, 2002), a finalist for the National Book Award.


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 [...]