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Friday, June 08, 2007

Alberto Rios releases Theatre of Night

Alberto Rios has released THE THEATER OF NIGHT (May 2007 cloth / 117pp. Copper Canyon Press ISBN: 978-1-55659-230-0)Poetry.

In THE THEATER OF NIGHT Arizona poet laureate Rios writes a lifelong love story that unfolds along the Mexican-American border.

His poems trace the lives and loves of an elderly couple through their childhood and courtship to marriage, maturity, old age, and death. Rios' narratives are both surreal and hyper-real, creating the hard, sweet weave of two lives becoming one. "Rios' verse inhabits a country of his own making, sometimes political, often personal, with the familiarity and pungency of an Arizona chili" The Christian Science Monitor.


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