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Carlos Colón is the author of 12 chapbooks including Mountain Climbing and Clocking Out, two collections of haiku and concrete poetry; Sassy, a collection of linked poems written with Alexis Rotella, and Circling Bats, Wall Street Park and Autumn Leaves, three books of concrete renku written with Raffael de Gruttola. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Red Moon Anthology, Modern Haiku, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Writer’s Digest, and Louisiana Literature. His poetry has also been part of three public art projects: the “Let the Good Times Roll” mural in Shreveport’s Festival Plaza, "Highway Haiku," and a renku display outside of a temple on Sado Island in Japan. In addition, Colón edited Voices and Echoes, the 2001 Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology and Shreve Memorial Library's Electronic Poetry Network (1997-2011). His most recent chapbook, The Inside Scoop: New and Selected Poems, was published by Naissance in May 2010.
New Orleans, LA
Director of Creative Writing and Senior Mellon Professor of English, Tulane University; Poet Laureate of Louisiana