Rosemary Adalian has been a lover of words always. Reading, journaling, creative writing classes and workshops along with a bit of curiosity inspired her to take a poetry class after retiring from work as an elementary school teacher.
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