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Poet, translator coming to SAU Writers’ Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. –Noted poet, writer and translator Carlos Reyes will read at the St. Andrews University Writers’ Forum Thursday evening.

The Forum, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. in Pate Main Lounge.

Recently the poet-in-residence in the Joshua Tree National Park, Reyes has published four books of poetry including the 2012 Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart.

“His poetry is as clear and strong as his social conscience,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Carolyn Kizer. “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.”

His book of translations is Poemas de la Isla/Island Poems by Josefina de la Torre. His translation of the Obra poetica complete of the preeminent Ecuadorean poet Jorge Carrera Andrade, was published in 2004 in a bilingual edition in Ecuador. He is the publisher and editor of Trask House Books, Inc.

Reyes was the 2007 winner of the Heinrich Boll Fellowship to write on Achill Island Ireland received the 2008 Ethel Fortner Writer and Community Award from St. Andrews. His 1995 A Suitcase Full of Crows was a Bluestem Prize winner and finalist for the 1996 Oregon Book Awards.

For more information about the Writers' Forum, creative writing or the St. Andrews Press, call 910-277-5310 or email press@sapc.edu.

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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