Thomas Avery resides in Eugene and is a landscape gardener. He has published a few of his poems in Split Shift, an anthology, as well as other literary rags and journals over the years: Earth First, Poetic Space, The Longneck. He has two self published chapbooks: Days of Solitude, The Workingman and the Bum and Gone Wild. Works in progress: Pauline and the Other Women, a novel, and Travels in Mexico, nonfiction.
Thomas currently reads some of his poems with Jazz musicians. Other pursuits are exploring the coastlines, the mountains and deserts and taking photos. You can find his poems, prose, and photos online at twspoemsstories.blogspot.com.
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