Poetry

Ewing’s Doings: Poet Gary Lark

Gary Lark

Gary Lark

In this special edition of Ewing’s Doings, host Angela Ewing was honored to have the opportunity to talk with Oregon poet Gary Lark at the Gold Beach Books about his varied and interesting story-poems.

His poetry not only reveal the experiences of his own life, but those of others he has met who made an impression on him.

With his stories he reaches into other peoples emotional world and reveals different layers of his own life.


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Special Program: Oregon’s Poet Laureate

Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Did you know that we Oregonians have our very own poet laureate? Well, we do, and his name is Peter Sears. He normally divides his time between Corvallis and Portland, but he recently ventured south to Curry County to honor us with his presence and poetry at the Curry Public Library in Gold Beach.

Our senior arts and literature correspondent Angela Ewing reports …

It was an immense pleasure to meet our State’s Poet Laureate, Peter Sears at the Gold Beach Library. With sincerity and fervor, Peter read from his collection of free-verse poetry. He has served as Community Services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission and is director of the Oregon Literary Coalition. His poetry reveals his own life experience in humor and satire. His work has appeared in several national magazines such as Saturday Review, The New York Times, and many other literary magazines, and he is author of three full-length poetry collections.


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Ewing’s Doings: Two Writers – Georgia Cockerham and Karl Sandstrom

Angela Ewing talks with local writers Georgia Cockerham and Karl Sandstrom about their creative work and their volunteer activities here in Curry County.

Wildlife Friends BookPoetry lovers everywhere will enjoy the poetry of Georgia Cockerham who has published a children’s book of Poetry: Wildlife Friends, Northwest Coast, inspired by the animals and birds that frequent the ocean beaches and scenic countryside surrounding their coastal home. Georgia also illustrated the book to be both whimsical and educational. Georgia is at work on her second children’s book and short fictional stories. When not writing, she volunteers for the Northwest Coast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, Inc.

Karl Sandstrom writes love poems and is known for his lyrics that have been recorded and set to music by Gil Kirk on the keyboard at Sebastians. Karl is in the process of writing a children’s story about a talking cat and dog. He is very involved in volunteer programs for the local churches and philanthropic organizations in Brookings.


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