May 22, 2019 –
Wednesday May 22nd 7:00 pm
The Poetry of Carlos Reyes and Alma Rosa Alvarez
CARLOS REYES is a world traveler and his journeys inform his poetry. He is the author of 11 volumes of Poetry and many volumes of translations Recent poetry: Two People in the Night by a River, Along the Flaggy Shore, Poems from West Clare Guilt in Our Pockets, Poems from South India , Pomegranate. Sister of the Heart . Forthcoming: Wrestling the Mistral . Recent translations: Poems of Love and Madness, Poemas de amor y locura, Selected Translations . He is also the author of a prose memoir, The Keys to the Cottage, Stories from the West of Ireland .
Alma Rosa Alvarez is a professor of English at Southern Oregon University where she has taught for twenty two years. Her teaching focus is on ethnic literatures in the U.S. Alma Rosa is inspired by the work of Pablo Neruda, Lucille Clifton and Tomas Rivera. Some of her work has been published in the local journal Main Squeeze. For the last four years, Alma Rosa has also worked on local racial justice issues through the Racial Equity Coalition.