Sandra Ellston is a native Oregonian poet and Shakespeare scholar whose work has appeared most recently in Hipfish, 13th Moon, The Pregnant Moon Review, Oregon Stories, The Sunday Oregonian, Oregon Literary Review, and Thresholds. A professor of English/Writing and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Oregon University, she is recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship Award and an Oregon Writers' Project poetry award. She is founder of the annual gathering of poets at Newport, Oregon, the Northwest Poets Concord, a member of Tuesday Writers, and President of Writers on the Edge.
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