Alberto Rios

Ross-Blakley Hall 220
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Piper Center Director and University Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5002

Biography

Alberto Ríos, Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate and a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently, Not Go Away Is My Name, preceded by A Small Story about the Sky, The Dangerous Shirt, and The Theater of Night, which received the PEN/Beyond Margins Award.  Published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and other journals, he has also written three short story collections and a memoir, Capirotada, about growing up on the Mexican border, with a novel forthcoming, A Good Map of All Things.  Ríos is also the host of the PBS programs Art in the 48 and Books & Co.  University Professor of Letters, Regents’ Professor, Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing, and the Katharine C. Turner Chair in English, Ríos has taught at Arizona State University since 1982.  In 2017, he was named director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Education

  • M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Arizona 1979
  • B.A. Psychology (Honors), University of Arizona 1975
  • B.A. Literature/Writing (Honors), University of Arizona 1974

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 664 Mixed Genres
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 593 Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 593 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 664 Mixed Genres
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 680 Practicum
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 667 Issues in Writing Professions