New Letters
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Alberto Ríos


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20190809, 20110930, 20091009

Alberto Ríos, named Arizona Poet Laureate in 2013, grew up in a mixed family on the Arizona-Mexico border. He discusses his experiences living between languages and cultures in his memoir Capirotada, chosen for One Book Arizona. He also reads poems from his 2009 collection The Dangerous Shirt. A 1995 program with Alberto Ríos is also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Mexican Culture, Language | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Walt Whitman Award, PEN/Open Book Award, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada |

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kelly, Lowe & Adair-Hodges

Friday, September 20, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.


Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.