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Ríos, Alberto

Overview
Works: 101 works in 178 publications in 1 language and 5,845 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Singer, Editor
Classifications: PS3568.I587, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alberto Ríos
The iguana killer : twelve stories of the heart by Alberto Ríos( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smallest muscle in the human body by Alberto Ríos( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by the Arizona author focuses on life in a border town, using fable and family legend to paint a portrait of cultures meeting, clashing, and weaving in the borderlands
Whispering to fool the wind : poems by Alberto Ríos( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortality, family memories, dreams, and an understanding of human personality are depicted in brief poems
The theater of night by Alberto Ríos( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this rhapsodic series of poems, RIos presents the story of Ventura and Clemente RIos, a married couple living near the United States-Mexico border...' RIos's project [is] indebted to magic realism but rooted in naturalism."-The New Yorker "RIos creates the feeling of enchanted or intimate lore within a family [and] evokes the mysterious and unexpected forces that dwell inside the familiar."-The Washington Post Now in paperback, and following the success of his National Book Award nomination, Alberto RIos' new book is filled with magic, marvel, and emotional truth. Set along the elusive southern border, his poems trace the lives and loves of an elderly couple through their childhood and courtship to marriage, maturity, old age, and death. Like the best of storytellers, RIos charms his readers, making us care deeply-even love-these people we read. From "The Chair She Sits In": I've heard this thing where, when someone dies, People close up all the holes around the house- The keyholes, the chimney, the windows, Even the mouths of the animals, the dogs and the pigs. It's so the soul won't be confused, or tempted... Alberto RIos, the poet laureate of Arizona, teaches at Arizona State University. He is the author of eight books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir
Teodoro Luna's two kisses : poems by Alberto Ríos( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boldly playful, gymnastic and surreal. Leslie Ullman, Kenyon Review
Pig cookies and other stories by Alberto Ríos( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fantasy tales set in Mexico. In Waltz of the Fat Man, a butcher goes to a forest to waltz with an imaginary fairy, while The Great Gardens of Lamberto Diaz is on a garden imagined by villagers living on barren land. By the author of The Iguana Killer
Five indiscretions : a book of poems by Alberto Ríos( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curtain of trees : stories by Alberto Ríos( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine stories about small-town life in Arizona. They range from Nine Quarter-Moons, on what happens to people when a certain wind blows through town, to The Other League of Nations, an encounter between two of the town's crazies
The dangerous shirt by Alberto Ríos( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lime orchard woman : poems by Alberto Ríos( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small story about the sky by Alberto Ríos( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his thirteenth book, Alberto Rios casts an intense desert light on the rich stories unfolding along the Mexico-US border. Peppered with Spanish and touches of magical realism, ordinary life and its simple props--morning showers, spilled birdseed, winter lemons--becomes an exploration of mortality and humanity, and the many possibilities of how lives might yet be lived
Birthwrite, growing up Hispanic( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of several Hispanic-American writers and how their poems, short stories, and novels reflect what it means to grow up Hispanic in America. Discusses influences on their writing including the oral traditions of the Hispanic community, their creative methods, and specific themes. Includes: Edward Rivera, In Black turf; Alberto Ríos, The secret lion; Rolando Hinojosa, The eight ways of giving; Nicholasa Mohr, Nilda; Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Latin deli; Lorna Dee Cervantes, Beneath the shadow: of the freeway, Bird Ave; Tato Laviera, Summer wait, Lady liberty
Elk heads on the wall by Alberto Ríos( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opacity & translucency : letterpress printing on handmade paper by Sandra Kirshenbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique collection of individual and collaborative efforts featuring creative interaction between the paper and the printing, resulting in works of art that break new ground and exemplify the finest traditional techniques. Sixteen juried works produced by thirty-two respected papermakers and printers are showcased in a custom clamshell box produced by BookLab. Accompanied by a booklet containing statements from each of the artists and a commissioned essay by Sandra Kirshenbaum (editor of Fine Print). Artists in the portfolio: Neal Bonham & Suzanne Ferris, Inge Bruggeman & Bridget O'Malley, Kathryn & Howard Clark & Brenda L. Kessler & William Matthews, Amanda Degener & Wilber Schilling, Tad DuBois, Karla Payne Elling & Alberto Rios, Jules Remedios Faye & Christopher Stern & Jeff Hafford, Gordon Fluke, Janice Frey & Jana Pullman, Peter Kruty & Robin Ami Silverberg, Tom Leech, Yehuda Miklaf & Natan Kaaren & Catharina Sonn-Kaaren, Luke Ives Pontifell, John Risseeuw, Peter & Donna Thomas, Paul Wong & Ann Noonan & Joe Elliot. Juried by Cathleen A. Baker (Dard Hunter biographer), Margaret Ahrens Sahlstrand (paper and book artist, professor emeritus at Central Washington University, and proprietor of ICOSA Studio and Papermill), and Michael Peich (proprietor of Aralia Press, a literary fine press, at West Chester University, PA). Designed by Steve Miller. Edited by Michael Durgin. -- vendor description
The Warrington poems by Alberto Ríos( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping on fists by Alberto Ríos( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wandering book artists' collaborative broadsides( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April through October of 2010 Peter and Donna Thomas traveled around the country in their homebuilt gypsy wagon visiting libraries, book arts centers and other book artists. This book is the collection of the broadsides made on that trip. Twelve broadsides were made at the following places: the International Printing Museum in California, with Karla Elling and Catherine Nash in Arizona, the Tryst Press in Provo, the Hamilton Wood Type Museum and the UW, Madison's Silver Buckle Press in Wisconsin, with Andrea Peterson in Indiana, Don Rash in Pennsylvania, The Bread and Puppet Theatre in Vermont, UK's King Library Press and Gray Zeitz's Larkspur Press in Kentucky and IU Bloomington's Graphic Design Press in Indiana. A 5x7 photograph of the gypsy wagon is tucked into photo corners of a single sheet and tucked into the pocket of the final page
Benito Huerta : preserve, negate, transcend by Benito Huerta( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside chance by Alberto Ríos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-dimensional flexagon made from eight equally hinged cubes. A painted model of the earth can be seen through holes in the flexagon. Text by Albert Rios is written on the cubes which open in various different ways resulting in myriad lyrical permutations
Capirotada : a Nogales memoir by Alberto Ríos( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of growing up in a small Arizona border town. The Nogales of Rios's childhood shared a virtually open border with Nogales, Mexico Business was conducted casually between the two towns and playmates wandered back and forth
 
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The smallest muscle in the human body
Alternative Names
Alberto Ríos American poet

Alvaro Ríos, Alberto 1952-

Ríos, Alberto

Ríos, Alberto Alvaro.

Ríos, Alberto Alvaro 1952-

Ríos, Alvaro 1952-

Languages
English (99)

Covers
The smallest muscle in the human bodyWhispering to fool the wind : poemsThe theater of nightTeodoro Luna's two kisses : poemsThe curtain of trees : storiesThe dangerous shirtThe lime orchard woman : poemsCapirotada : a Nogales memoir