Carlos Reyes Manzo

Carlos Reyes Manzo – Writer


Carlos Reyes Manzo (Chile) is a poet and social documentary photographer. Persecuted and imprisoned following the military coup in Chile, he claimed asylum in the UK in 1979. His bilingual book of poetry, Oranges in Times of Moon was published in 2006. To mark the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, he was appointed Amnesty’s inaugural Poet in Residence. In 2014-2015, he was a writer in residence at the Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is currently an Associate Research Fellow. His poetry and his photography reflect the struggles and hopes of the marginalised and oppressed in society.