Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Although primarily known for his poetry, Alberto Ríos (REE-ohs) has also gained critical acclaim for his short-story collections, The Iguana Killer: Twelve Stories of the Heart (1984), Pig Cookies (1995), and The Curtain of Trees (1999). He is also the author of Capirotada: A Nogales Memoir (1999), which details his experience growing up on the Mexico-United States border.