Alberto Ríos


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number(s): 20190809, 20110930, 20091009

Interview Year(s): 2009

Alberto Ríos, named Arizona Poet Laureate in 2013, grew up in a mixed family on the Arizona-Mexico border. He discusses his experiences living between languages and cultures in his memoir Capirotada, chosen for One Book Arizona. He also reads poems from his 2009 collection The Dangerous Shirt.