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. Vern Rutsala says of Charles's poems: "The authentic presence of these poems is remarkable and offers the genuine protein--the verbs, the nouns, the images, and the voice--that only the best poetry has. Each poem is loaded with discoveries and gives us both an immediate and particular event and the distillation of long experience. This is one of the finest books I've read in years."
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Charles Goodrich is the author three volumes of poems—A SCRIPTURE OF CROWS (Silverfish Review Press, 2013), GOING TO SEED: DISPATCHES FROM THE GARDEN (Silverfish Review Press, 2010) and INSECTS OF SOUTH CORVALLIS (Cloudbank Books, 2003)—and a collection of essays about nature, parenting, and building his own house, The Practice of Home (Lyons Press, 2004). His poems and essays have appeared in Orion, The Sun, Open Spaces, Willow Springs, Zyzzyva and many other magazines. A number of his poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on his National Public Radio Program The Writer's Almanac. Author City: CORVALLIS, OR USA