Rod Kucera was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He spent his youth riding bulls in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) from Oregon to Oklahoma. He eventually settled into the family business, which has evolved from a dairy, to a restaurant (Mia and Pia's Pizzeria and Brewhouse), and now the dairy barn has been converted into a microbrewery. You can find him either brewing beer, managing the pub, or keeping up with the farm. He hopes to write more poems or songs in his spare time.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) is a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets