Our Friday Fotos theme was inspired by the poetry of Alberto Ríos, which we feature in our November issue, on newsstands now. Ríos was recently named Arizona’s first poet laureate, and tonight, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., he will be at the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center to read some of his wonderful works and discuss what this honor means. Attendees will also receive a beautiful print of his new poem, Sudden Smells, Sudden Songs. For more information about this event, call 520-626-3765 or visit http://www.poetry.arizona.edu.
In the meantime, thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful photographs on our Facebook page. Enjoy!
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The holidays are right around the corner — OK, not really, but everyone else seems to be getting into the spirit (and not the Halloween variety) — so, with that, why not start thinking about what you’ll be giving your favorite friends and family this gift-giving season?
Not to worry; we have three very good ideas below:
100 Greatest Photographs to Ever Appear inArizona Highways Magazine: From Navajo families and a Mohave girl to the splendor of the Grand Canyon and the grasslands of Southern Arizona, the 100 images that appear in these pages are the best to have ever been published in Arizona Highways, as chosen by Photo Editor Jeff Kida and Editor Robert Stieve. As Stieve writes, “In my mind, there was no golden era, just decades and decades of spectacular photography — one great shot after another.” This book celebrates those great shots, both old and new, and pays tribute to the men and women who made them.
Arizona Highways Camping Guide: From quiet, isolated high-mountain sites to low-desert locations, Arizona Highways Camping Guide features 100 of the best campgrounds in Arizona. The book, which includes Arizona Highways’ iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about locations, amenities, seasonal accessibility and fees is included with each listing.
Arizona Highways Hiking Guide: Fifty-two of the best day hikes in Arizona — one for each weekend of the year, organized by seasons. Robert Stieve, editor of Arizona Highways magazine and an experienced backwoods trekker, selected hikes ranging from easy walks in the woods to challenging journeys to Arizona’s highest peaks and deepest canyons — including the Grand Canyon. In-depth trail guides, descriptions, warnings and GPS coordinates are included with each hike, along with the magazine’s classic fine photography.
This week’s Friday Fotos theme is “Desert Water,” based on the poetry of Alberto Rios (be sure to pick up our November issue for more poetry). Post your Arizona-made photos to our Facebook wall (not as comments) no later than 7 p.m. tomorrow. Please limit your submissions to two per person, and don’t forget to tell us where your images were made. Posting does not guarantee publication.