Jim Shugrue is the author of three chapbooks: Floating Verses from Barebone Books; Small Things Screaming from 26 Books (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award), and Icewater from Trask House Books. He has recieved a fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission and An Open Voice Award. His work is widely published and anthologized.
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