Alberto Ríos

(1952 / Nogales, Arizona)

Alberto Ríos Poems

1. A Small Story about the Sky 4/28/2015
2. Perfect for Any Occasion 5/29/2015
3. A Yellow Leaf 9/8/2015
4. We Dogs Of A Thursday Off 3/3/2014
5. The Chair She Sits In 3/3/2014
6. When There Were Ghosts 3/3/2014
7. Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses 1/20/2003
8. Refugio's Hair 1/20/2003
9. When Giving Is All We Have 7/11/2015
10. The Cities Inside Us 1/20/2003
11. Day Of The Refugios 1/20/2003

Comments about Alberto Ríos

  • Emma Smith (11/16/2018 12:34:00 PM)

    I am researching this guy! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Fred Spompinato (3/17/2018 7:03:00 AM)

    To Wendy james

    The Border: A Double Sonnet

  • Wendy james (3/16/2018 6:57:00 PM)

    You spoke a poem on PBS this evening. I would love to read it in it's entirety but missed the name. I would appreciate it greatly. I am from the east coast and hunger to share your vision. I do not know if it is possible for you to reply to this request. In these times of turmoil your vision was so beautifully honest and touched me greatly.

Best Poem of Alberto Ríos

Day Of The Refugios

  In Mexico and Latin America, celebrating one's
  Saint's day instead of one's birthday is common.


I was born in Nogales, Arizona,
On the border between
Mexico and the United States.

The places in between places
They are like little countries
Themselves, with their own holidays

Taken a little from everywhere.
My Fourth of July is from childhood,
Childhood itself a kind of country, too.

It's a place that's far from me now,
A place I'd like to visit again.
The Fourth of July takes me there.

In that childhood place and ...

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