August 7, 2020
In a recent interview with the SanTan Sun News, Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos talks about poetry, and his new book with the University of Arizona Press:
“A Good Map of All Things” has a similar theme and the story takes place just south of the border, in northern Sonora.
“It’s a compendium of all the small towns that I grew up either visiting or hearing about or my great aunts lived in,” he said. “There is no one main character; the town itself is the character. Everybody comes in and they tell their story, creating again their own community. There’s no one way to describe their community. Everybody has their version.”
Rios values the lifelong experience that makes us singular as authors and poets.
“We each, every one of us as human beings, have an innately particular story to tell,” he said.
Read the entire interview here.