Featured Poet

Nate Baker

Raised in Eugene since he was 9 months old, it's no surprise that much of Nate's poetry is inspired by the landscapes and seasons of Oregon. Nate began writing in his early teens, drawing on his fascination with psychology and relationships, including one's relationship with oneself. When asked why much of his poetry focuses on somber topics, Nate simply replies, "When times are good, I'm not sitting at home writing about it." Nate currently lives in Eugene and is employed as an IT Project Manager.

poems by Nate Baker

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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