As part of its celebration of National Poetry Month, the Phoenix Public Library is inviting Valley residents to spend an evening with Arizona’s first poet laureate, Alberto Ríos. Ríos, who has won such accolades as the Walt Whitman Award, Beyond Margins Award, and the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, has published a wide range of books including The Smallest Muscle on the Human Body, Whispering to Fool the Wind, and The Iguana Killer: Twelve Stories of the Heart. Ríos will read a selection of old and new pieces from his extensive body of work. Books will be available to purchase and light refreshments will be served.
An Evening with Alberto Ríos takes place Tuesday, April 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. inside the first floor Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 North Central Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org or call 602-262-4636.