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Carlos Reyes

Author's Bio

CARLOS REYES is a noted poet and translator. Of his work Carolyn Kizer said: “Mr. Reyes is one of our local and national treasures. His poetry is as clear and strong as his social conscience. One is always struck by his sensual and sensory qualities… and his ability to capture a mood, a world, in a handful of lines.” His latest book of poetry: The Book of Shadows: New and Selected Poems (2009); translations: The Sign of the Crow, Ignacio Ruiz-Perez (2011). He is publisher of Trask House Books. Residencies: Poet-in-Residence, Joshua Tree National Park (2009); Writer-in-Residence, Sitka Island Institute, Alaska (2011). Reyes lives in Portland but travels often to Ireland, Spain and Ecuador.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Book of Shadows; New and Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2009), At the Edge of the Western Wave (Lost Horse Press, 2004), A Suitcase Full of Crows (Bluestem Press, 1995), Nightmarks (Lynx House Press, 1990)
Anthologies:
Never Before: Poems About First Experiences (Four Way Books, 2005), Stories from Where We Live: the NW Pacific Coast (Milkweed Editions, 2005), Men of Our Time (University of Georgia Press, 1992)
Journals:
West Coast Review, Willow Springs
Prizes:
Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship-Poetry (1982); Finalist Oregon Book Awards-Poetry; Yaddo Fellowship (1982); Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain (1998); Heinrich Boll Fellowship (Achill Island, Ireland 2007); Ethel Fortnter Award, St Andrews College (2008)

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Listing last updated: July 6, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Hospital patients, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in:
English, Spanish
Born in:
Marshfield, MO
Raised in:
OR

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