About the Artist
Carlos Reyes is a noted Portland poet, translator, and world traveler, and has been teaching since 1982. He has given readings in Bangalore, India, the Mt Shannon Arts Festival, The White House, and The Nail in Limerick (Ireland).
His poetry has been well published, and he received The Fortner Award from St Andrews College. Carlos has completed followships and residencies all over the world.
Carlos has a very relaxed attitude in his workshops. His definition of poetry is all inclusive. Poetry is language, imagination and way we use them. Carlos uses simple tools to encourage and engage.
"Students wrote fantastic poetry, and their enthusiasm has carried over into their regular language arts classes." --6th grade teacher, St. Helens School District