Linnea Harper lives on a tidal slough off the Alsea River in Waldport. She is a happily retired social worker who last worked at Lincoln County Mental Health. She was a finalist for the 2011 Bunchgrass Prize, and has poems forthcoming in the anthology Spirit First, and CALYX. She has been a member of the Tuesday writers' group for three years.
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