Carlos Reyes


Carlos Reyes, poet and translator, lives and works in Portland, Oregon when not on the move. Traveling is a big part of his life and whether he journeys to Alaska, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland. Panama, or Spain,  those experiences inform his poetry. Last November he was at the Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain on a second fellowship, and in April he was poet-in-Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. May and June found him in Ireland where he gave a series of readings,  and had time to write a handful of poems. He read at the Mt Shannon Arts Festival, The White House and The Nail in Limerick. He was a finalist for the Desmond O’Grady 2012 Poetry Prize. His latest book of poems is Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart (2012). In 2013 his selected translations, Poemas de amor y locura / Poems of Love and Madness, was published. His book of short prose pieces about his forty years of living and traveling in Ireland, “The Keys to the Cottage,” is finished and looking for a publisher while he puts the finishing touches on a new poetry manuscript, “The Boundary Hill.”

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