Featured Poet

Lora Rasmussen

Lora Rasmussen grew up in the southwest deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, and now lives in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon. She has always enjoyed creative writing, mainly poetry and journaling inspired by her many hiking and river-running adventures. As a science teacher and environmental educator, she likes to incorporate nature writing into the classroom and field experiences of her students.

poems by Lora Rasmussen

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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