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“Ríos writes in a serenely clear manner.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Ríos’ 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

Following the success of his National Book Award nomination, Alberto Ríos’ new book is filled with magic, marvel, and emotional truth. Set along the elusive Mexican-American border, his poems trace the lives and loves of an elderly couple, Clemente and Ventura, through their childhood and courtship to marriage, maturity, old age, and death.

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.

It’s so when the soul comes out of the body it’s been in,

But which doesn’t work anymore,

It won’t simply go into another one

And try to make itself at home,

Pretending as if nothing happened . . .

Ríos’ narratives are both surreal and hyper-real, creating the hard, sweet weave of two lives becoming one. The National Book Award judges noted that Ríos is a “poet of reverie,” and like the best of storytellers he charms his readers, making us care deeply for—even love—these people we read.

Alberto Ríos is the poet laureate of Arizona and teaches at Arizona State University. He is the author of eight books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. Ríos is the recipient of numerous awards, and his work is included in over 175 national and international literary anthologies. His work is regularly taught and translated and has been adapted to dance and both classical and popular music.

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National Book Award nominee Ríos writes a life-long love story that unfolds along the Mexican-American border

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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.

About the Author

Alberto Ríos served as the Arizona State Poet, teaches at Arizona State University, and is the author of nine books of poetry, three collections of short stories, an a memoir. His book of poems, The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556592300
Author:
Rios
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Author:
Rios, Alberto
Author:
Rc-OS, Alberto
Author:
Ros, Alberto
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Love poetry, American
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 0.6 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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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