Poet Carlos Reyes rading Dec 10

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Second Season!

A reading by Carlos Reyes

7 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

The Pond House in Milwaukie, 2215 SE Harrison

Adjacent to the Ledding Library

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to continue the Second Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by Carlos Reyes.

This will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 PM in the Pond House adjacent to the Ledding Library, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

Carlos Reyes is an Irish-American poet blessed with an Hispanic name. Carolyn Kizer has 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: the touch, taste, feel, color of things, and his ability to capture a mood, a world, in a handful of lines.” Poetry books: At the Edge of the Western Wave (2004), A Suitcase Full of Crows (1995), Nightmarks (1990), The Shingle Weaver’s Journal (1980).

His work is widely anthologized: Hunger and Thirst (2008), Simple Vows Anthology (2007) Never Before (2005), Poets Against the War (2003), Urban Nature (2000), A New Geography of American Poets (1992). He is widely published. Translations: Poemas de la Isla / Island Poems by Josefina de la Torre, Obra poética completa / Complete Poetic Works by Jorge Carrera Andrade, La señal del cuervo / Sign of the Crow by Ignacio Ruíz Pérez.

He publishes Trask House Books, Inc., a poetry press. A founding editor of Hubbub magazine, he reviewed poetry for Willamette Week, a Portland weekly. For 27 years he has been a poet-in-the schools in Oregon, Washington and Nevada. He was president and treasurer of the northwest chapter of PEN. He is the recipient of numerous awards.

The Pond House in Milwaukie is a delightful setting and easy to reach. It is located on SE 21st and Harrison in Milwaukie. From Portland travel south on McLoughlin Blvd. (99E) to Harrison St, the first light as you come into Milwaukie. Turn left and the Library is two blocks east.

From Oregon City, Gladstone and Oak Grove and I-205 from Salem, travel north on McLoughlin to Harrison, turn right and go two blocks east again to the Library.

From East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, go west on Hwy. 224 to the Harrison St. Exit, turn left and go approximately ½ mile to the library.

The Pond House is 1 block east of the library.

We want to thank the City of Milwaukie for its generous support which makes the Series possible. For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net or Ledding Library Director Joe Sandfort at 503-786-7584 or SandfortJ@ci.milwaukie.or.us.

It will be a delightful evening. Please join us for this wonderful reading!

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