Evergreen High School
Raúl is the newest City of Redmond Poet Laureate 2019-2021. He held the Inaugural Poet in Residence position for the City of Burien 2018-2019 he currently volunteers for PONGO Teen Writing in the Juvenile Detention Center. Raúl is 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. He is a poetry mentor at Denny International Middle School through the Jack Straw Educational project. He is a 2014 Jack Straw Writers Alumni. He was one of the mentors and judges for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project and that same year participated in the TEDx Salon event in Yakima WA.