Doug Strong taught American environmental history at San Diego State University and took up poetry and landscape watercolor painting late in life. His family roots lie deep in Oregon farmland. He lives in Ashland with his wife, Karlan. He is the author of Poems from Carlsbad (Authorhouse, 2005); Poems of Mountain and Sea (Authorhouse, 2007); Poems of Light and Shadow (Authorhouse, 2008); and Poems by the Light of the Moon (XLibris, 2010).
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