Carlos Reyes

Portland, OR 97215-3459
(503) 239-5436

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

A Suitcase Full of Crows
(Bluestem Press, 1995)
, At the Edge of the Western Wave
(Lost Horse Press, 2004)
, Keys to the Cottage Stories from the West of Ireland
(Lost Horse Press, 2015)
, Nightmarks
(Lynx House Press, 1990)
, Poems of Love and Madness/ Poemas de amor y Locura, Selected translations
(Lynx House Press, 2013)
, Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart, poems
(Lost Horse Press, 2012)
, The Book of Shadows; New and Selected Poems
(Lost Horse Press, 2009)
Men of Our Time
(University of Georgia Press, 1992)
, Never Before: Poems About First Experiences
(Four Way Books, 2005)
, Stories from Where We Live: the NW Pacific Coast
(Milkweed Editions, 2005)
West Coast Review, Willow Springs
Prizes Won: 
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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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
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Last updated: Aug 09, 2016