Born in a small Arizona border town to a Mexican father and English mother, Alberto Rios has become internationally recognized as one of today's most talented Latino writers.
Kansas City, MO – As a child he once lost the ability to speak in Spanish for several years after being punished by teachers for using the language, but today has become one of the most honored poets in both Spanish and English. His poetry and short fiction have received numerous awards and are often anthologized. Most recently his memoir, "Capirotada," was selected as the One Book Arizona choice for 2009, and his newest book of poetry is "The Dangerous Shirt."
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