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The Lime Orchard Woman: Poems

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Paperback, 94 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Sheep Meadow Press
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Gabriel Oak
Jun 02, 2014 Gabriel Oak rated it really liked it
A great collection from early in Ríos's career. In my opinion, Ríos is the most accomplished Latino poet working with the traditional lyric today. This collection includes two of my favorites: "The Vietnam Wall," and "A Photograph from the Revolution: Guaymas to Nogales."
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Jul 21, 2010 Molly rated it liked it
Shelves: poems
I love when Rios takes a folk tale, a mythological creation, and brings it to the page: when the singer confronts the tornado, and in another collection, the woman whose hair tangles her in a tree.

There are some beautiful endings to poems in this volume: "A fever moves / among these mothers, making noise" in a poem about sons who are hanged from telephone poles; "A voice comes out like scarves" in a poem about Edith Piaf.
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In 1952, Alberto Alvaro Ríos was born on the American side of the city of Nogales, Arizona, on the Mexican border. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona in 1974 and a MFA in Creative Writing from the same institution in 1979.

He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Dangerous Shirt (Copper Canyon Press, 2009); The Theater of Night (2007); The Smallest Mus
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