Evergreen High School
Raúl was selected to be the Inaugural Poet in Residence for the City of Burien 2018. He is also a translator currently working on the Spanish version of his inaugural collection “All Our Brown-Skinned Angels” nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He translated the continuation of John Burgess’ “Punk Poems” included in the 2011 edition of “Graffito” by Ravenna Press. A 2014 Jack Straw Writers Alumni, as well as one of the mentors and judges for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project. He participated in the TEDx Salon event in Yakima WA, October 24th 2014. Currently a Poetry Mentor for the PONGO Teen Writing Project in the Juvenile Detention Center and a member of Seattle Arts and Lectures WITS, Writers in the schools program.