John D. Magee III
Born in Oregon, John D. Magee III grew up in Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio Northern University. After college, John returned to Oregon and has lived primarily in Salem since 1992. He has worked in retail, as an insurance salesman, and most recently, he works in the addictions/mental health field.
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