Featured Poet

Carl Adamshick

Carl Adamshick is the author of the chapbook Backscatter. His published work is known for subjects ranging from politics to the inner world of relationships and the ways in which human beings fail one another. In 2010, he won the Walt Whitman Award for his collection Curses and Wishes. Adamshick lives in Portland, Oregon, where he has worked for a printer for the past twenty years.

poems by Carl Adamshick

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Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create 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