Sun September 1, 2013
WORDS ON A WIRE: Alberto Rios (extended)
In a rebroadcast from March 10, 2013, Ben & Daniel talk with Alberto Rios, author of the poetry collection "The Dangerous Shirt." Rios, a professor of English at Arizona State University, talks about how teaching feeds into his work. He also talks about how the landscape of Arizona influences his poetry. Rios, whose mother was English, reveals how he learned to see the world through her eyes as an outsider in predominately Hispanic surroundings. In this online-only extended interview, Rios also talks about the poem "The Cities Inside Us," which explores the worlds of imagination inside of us.
For this week's Poem of the Week, Alberto Rios reads "My Dog, That Stranger" from his latest collection, "The Dangerous Shirt."
Aired March 10, 2013