2215 SE Harrison St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
This will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7 PM in the Pond House at 2215 SE Harrison in Milwaukie adjacent to the Ledding Library.
Poet and translator Carlos Reyes lives in Portland, Oregon. He is a traveler and
conscientious observer of the natural world and what is happening to it. Whether he journeys to Alaska, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland. Panama, or Spain, those travels and observations inform his poetry.
His awards and honors include: Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship for Poetry, Fellow Island Institute (Sitka, Alaska, 2011) Heinrich Boll Fellow (Achill Island, Ireland,2008) and Fellow at Yaddo (1982). A Suitcase Full of Crows (1995) was a Bluestem Prize winner, finalist for Oregon Book Awards. At the Edge of the Western Wave (2004) (under various titles ) 3 time Finalist National Poetry Series (1993, 1995, 2002). He has been poet in residence at many places, among them Acadia National Park (2013), Devils Tower National Monument (2013), Joshua Tree National Park (2009) as well as Camac Centre d’Arte (France, 2015). Fundación Valparaíso (Spain, 1999, 2012).
His poetry books include: Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart (2012), The Book of Shadows; New and Selected Poems (2009), At the Edge of the Western Wave (2004), A Suitcase Full of Crows (1995}, Nightmarks (1990), The Shingle Weaver’s Journal (1980). Guilt in our Pockets, Poems from South India 2017), Along the Flaggy Shore (2018). Prose: The Keys to the Cottage, Stories from the West of Ireland (2015).Translations include: Poemas de amor y locura / Poems of Love and Madness (2013).