Peter Ferris

Peter Ferris was born in 1944 and raised in Sacramento, California, and attended parochial schools, colleges, and universities in the Bay Area. He graduated with degrees in English and a Masters in Linguistics. Over the past 40 years, he ran tutorial centers, taught composition, literature, and linguistics in 2-year and 4-year colleges and English overseas, organized for labor unions and communities, and has been a journalist, cook, carpet cleaner, genealogist, gardener, citizen lobbyist, author, and poet. He now lives on the Oregon coast.

autumn light

he be the man on my beach

Marcus Whitman Thoughts

To My Sister, on Her Fiftieth