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Raúl Sánchez is the current City of Redmond Washington's Poet Laureate. A 2014 Jack Straw Writer. Mentor, a judge for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project and a TEDx participant in Yakima WA.

2021 Release from Poet Raúl Sánchez
"When There Were No Borders"


Now Available from Flower Song Press

Raúl Sánchez is a translator who currently teaches bilingual poetry at Denny International Middle School through the Jack Straw Cultural Center. He is a member of Writers in the schools through Seattle Arts and Lectures (WITS), teaching bilingual poetry at Evergreen High School. This is his fourth year volunteering for PONGO Teen Writing in the Juvenile Detention Center. In 2019 he was one of the eleven speakers at the Ignite Education Lab storytelling event at Seattle University. He was commissioned by the Ballard Civic Orchestra to write the libretto for the “The Other Conquest” A Opera ensemble in response to Vivaldi’s Motezuma, which included the Score written by Hector Armienta.


During the pandemic he put together the manuscript for his 2nd poetry collection "When There Were No Borders" published by Flower Song Press, available now. He also translated Ellen Ziegler's book for the Museum of Antique Mexican Toys in Mexico City, Mexico.  

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