Poetry Second Edition Charles Goodrich S Writing Earned Fellowships From Fishtrap, The Oregon Arts Commission, And The 2001 Walt Morey Fellowship From Literary Arts Garrison Keillor Has Read His Poems On National Public Radio Charles Currently Works For The Spring Creek Project For Ideas, Nature And The Written Word At Oregon State University. The title might make one think this is a scientific study, totally boring to those of us who aren t terribly interested in bugs But it is a beautiful collection of poems by this Oregon poet who spent many years working as a gardener and paying attention to the life he encountered among the weeds and flowers We get so much than just an entomology lesson The Fruitfly begins, That miserable winter I drank so much, there was this fruitfly who loved to land on my lips The insect poems give way to poems about other aspects of Goodrich s life on the land, including some flower poems, a long piece about the fight to keep a fiberglass company from polluting the air, and a sweet piece about an encounter with another poem titled Why We Do It Goodrich has been a speaker at our writers group here in Newport, Oregon, and he is as delightful as his poetry. This book of poems blew me away Get your hands on it A wise and grounded collection of work, ruminations on the human condition from the perspective of a highly literate, working class gardener. a clear voice speaks in uncomplicated languageabout insects, Oregon, and rural life.I loved the first bit about bugs. My favorite is Like Criminals.
- 70 pages
- Insects of South Corvallis
- Charles Goodrich
- 17 February 2018 Charles Goodrich