Featured Poet

Dot Fisher-Smith

Dot Fisher-Smith is an artist, counselor, group facilitator, community elder, long-time social (peace and justice) activist and forest defender, with a long proud record of civil disobedience beginning with attempting to stop the war in Vietnam in 1967. Thirty-five years a student/practicer of Soto Zen Buddhism.  Journal writer since 1968. Poetry is her present passion.


poems by Dot Fisher-Smith

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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