Waucoma Bookstore is hosting Portland poet Carlos Reyes for a book signing on Saturday, June 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at the bookstore (212 Oak St., Hood River).
Reyes will be signing his new poetry book "The Book of Shadows," which gathers poems that were written over the last 30 years.
Reyes is a noted poet, writer and translator. Of his work 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."
He is the publisher/editor of Trask House Books, Inc. In 2007 he was awarded a Heinrich Boll Fellowship to write on Achill Island, Ireland and in 2008 was awarded the Ethel Fortnter Award from St Andrews College. He was recently the poet-in-Residence in the Joshua Tree National Park.
Reyes lives in Portland but travels often to Ireland and is a frequent visitor to Spain and Ecuador.