The Poetry Project

Carlos Lara

This image is a charcoal sketch of Carlos Lara
© Melissa Lara

Carlos Lara is a poet and translator from Chula Vista, California. His spectacular translation of Blanca Varela’s book Canto villano (Rough Song) was published by The Song Cave in 2020. He is also the author of the tour-de-force Like Bismuth When I Enter (Nightboat, 2020) and the mind-blowing The Green Record (Apostrophe, 2018) and the co-author, with Will Alexander, of The Audiographic As Data (Oyster Moon, 2016), a text that erupted into this plane from prior time. He has lived in Brooklyn, Washington state, and Saudi Arabia, and currently resides with his wife and son in the greatest city on the planet, Los Angeles.