Thursday, October 31, 2013

Arizona Poet Laureate to Visit the Poetry Center

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Alberto Ríos will appear at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St., at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1.

More info from a press release:

The celebratory event will include welcome remarks from University of Arizona Provost Andrew Comrie and from the office of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Ríos will read from his work, and briefly speak about some of his ambitions for the office during his term as Poet Laureate. Ríos is the author of ten books of poetry, three collections of stories, and a memoir of his life growing up along the border in Nogales. He is a Regents Professor at Arizona State University, where he has taught for over 30 years, and holds the Katharine C. Turner Endowed Chair in English. A commemorative broadside marking the occasion will be available for all those in attendance at the launch event. Copies of Ríos’ books will also be available for purchase.

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