Through taking the poetry courses taught at Lewis & Clark College, Kevin Brown found himself interested in exploring the themes of intimacy and longing during adolescence in his poetry. He has taken inspiration from poets such as D.A. Powell, Louise Gluck, and most recently, Sylvia Plath. Very interested in Japanese culture and preparing to work as an English teacher in Japan, he hopes to tie together his life in America to his experiences in Japan in his poems.
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