Leo Rivers

Leo Rivers is a poet and Buddhist who lives in Cottage Grove Oregon, about 20 miles south of Eugene in a little town of 10,000 diverse souls on the coast fork of the Willamette. Born in the paranoid Manichaean U.S. versus the Soviet empire shadows of World War II - graduated in time in 1969 to drive up the I-5 Freeway and spend a year in the Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, which was like a Bangladesh refugee camp for all the abused children of the American Midwest. City Lights was there, as was Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the readings up on the North Beach. Leo tried New York City for year after that, and took his true love back to California. He has been published in Denali magazine eight times. He now has a little home built in the 1930s and a half-feral female cat has decided Leo is her two black kitten's daddy. Cottage Grove has an amazing cultural scene, and Leo has found home.

On The Beach

The Lily of My Morning

The River Mouth