Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, Arizona, is the author of eleven books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. His books of poems include The Dangerous Shirt, The Theater of Night, winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, along with The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, a finalist for the National Book Award, Teodoro Luna’s Two Kisses, The Lime Orchard Woman, The Warrington Poems, Five Indiscretions, and Whispering to Fool the Wind, winner of the Walt Whitman Award.
Piper Center Staff
Working hard to serve the community
Behind all of the classes, talks, and all the other literary events and programs organized by the Center, our staff members are hard at work, doing their best to serve the community.
To meet our staff, select a staff member from the list below. You can also meet Piper Center writers.