Carlos Reyes and William O'Daly
Broadway Books welcomes two writers/poets/translators to the store at 7 pm on Wednesday, November 8th, to read from works in translation.
William O’Daly will be reading from Book of Twilight, Pablo Neruda’s debut collection, which O’Daly translated and has never before been published in its entirety in English. Carlos Reyes will be reading some pieces from the anthology Poemas de Amor y Locura/Poems of Love and Madness, as well as some poems from a book-in-progress, Tattoo: New Poems.
O’Daly received his BA from CSU-Fresno and his MFA in Poetry, Translation, and Literary Editing from Eastern Washington University. In 1972 he co-founded Copper Canyon Press. His published works include eight books of translation of Neruda’s poetry and two chapbooks of his own poems. He has also written a historical novel, This Earthly Life. Currently a resident of the Sierra foothills of northern California, he has worked as a college professor, a literary and technical editor and writer, and an instructional designer.
Reyes, who lives in Portland, is a poet, translator, and world traveler. He has published nine collections of poems -- his newest is Guilt in Our Pockets -- as well as many volumes of poems in translation, including the four-volume Complete Poetic Works of Jorge Carrera Andrade. He is also the author of the memoir The Keys to the Cottage: Stories from the West of Ireland. He has been an Oregon Arts Commission Fellow, a Yaddo Fellow, a Fundacion Valparaiso Fellow (Spain), a Heinrich Boll Fellow (Ireland), and an Island Institute Fellow (Alaska), as well as a poet-in-residence at the Joshua Tree National Park, Acadia National Park, and Devils Tower National Monument.