Featured Poet

Spring Bartlett

A transplant from Massachusetts to Northeast Oregon, Spring has put down 37-year-long roots in Pine Valley, where she raised her three daughters on the organic garden. As an off-loom bead weaving artist, (Springtide Beadwork), her earlier poems told the sacred feminine stories of her designs. She writes poems and love songs to understand her emotions, connection, change and her spiritual journey.

poems by Spring Bartlett

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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