Hometown: Portland, OR
Dates in Sitka: 2011-04
Carlos Reyes’ many books of poems include The Book of Shadows: New and Selected Poems and At the Edge of the Western Wave. His newest book,Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart, was released in 2012 by Lost Horse Press. An avid traveler and translator, his knowledge of labor, the land, and the daily struggles of everyday existence inform his work. Carlos’ poems have been widely anthologized and published in numerous literary journals. He has taught poetry in the schools and in community workshops throughout the Northwest. Other jobs have involved him in commercial fishing, migrant farm work, surveying and engineering, and college teaching. In 2007 he was awarded a Heinrich Boll Fellowship to write on Achill Island, Ireland, and in 2008 was awarded the Ethel Fortner Award from St Andrews College. He recently made a trip to Bengaluru, India, where he gave readings and met with Indian poets and writers.
Get a glimpse of Carlos’ work through this selection of his poetry and his recent interview with Dave Karecki in Portland.