1995 Winner
A Suitcase Full of Crows
by Carlos Reyes

A suitcase full of crows"Quietly and steadily Carlos Reyes has been writing some of the finest poetry of his generation. A Suitcase Full of Crows is further demonstration of that fact and an opportunity for more readers to see the craft, wit, subtlety, and range of this truly remarkable poet."

--Vern Rutsala, 1995 Final Judge

Carlos Reyes grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent many years at work in its logging camps, fisheries, and fields. He also holds advanced degrees in Romance Languages and has taught at Portland State University and the University of Maine. For thirty years he has been editor for Trask House Books, an independent publisher of potery and fiction. His three previous full-length collections, The Prisoner, The Shingle Weaver's Journal, and Nightmarks have won him a nation-wide readership. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, the photographer/architect Elizabeth Atly.

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