Laura Gamache is a Seattle poet and educator whose work has appeared in journals such as Avatar Review 6, Crab Creek Review, Heliotrope, and Pontoon 7; in anthologies including In My Life: Encounters with the Beatles, Classics in the Classroom, and The North Atlantic Review. Laura teaches creative writing in the Puget Sound area through Seattle Arts & Lectures, WITS, and other programs. She was selected to participate in the Jack Straw Writers Program's Tenth Anniversary Celebration in 2006, having been a JSWP participant in 1999 and 2002. Her chapbook, nothing to hold onto, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005. Currently she is working as a writer in the schools in Chiloquin, Oregon.
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