Domenica Rose Gavin originated in a hospital in Rochester, Mighigan, on June 16, 1995, and moved to Oregon the year she turned four. One of her earliest memories is of throwing tantrums to stay in Michigan. Now she lives in Newport and attends the local high school with salt in her veins and wind in her lungs. She likes feminism, glitter, foggy days, and Oxford commas. She dislikes talking to strangers, incorrect grammar, chemistry, and phone calls.
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