Virginia Corrie-Cozart is a retired music teacher who lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband, David, a retired psycho-therapist. Their combined family includes five grown children and eleven grandchildren. Virginia still calls the southern Oregon coast home, and many of her poems are located there, including the four given here. Her book, A Mutable Place, was published by Traprock Books in 2003. Her poems have appeared in Calyx, Windfall, Fireweed, and The Oregonian, among others.
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