Poetry. John Mellor is a fisherman who owns his own boat. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, has spent his life fishing and boat owning and, somewhere along the way, writing poetry. He takes photographs too, companions to a visceral intensity his words often betray. Lewis Ellingham says, "Don't miss this. He's often very good."
John Mellor continues to ply the waters as a commercial fisherman between Alaska and the Mexican border, where he been sailing for the past 38 years. When not at sea on his fishing boat "High Hopes" (see cover), he lives in Berkeley, writes poems, does advocacy work for the fishing community and is an environmental activist. In his spare time he enjoys punk rock science projects, and he poaches classics lectures from his neighbor, U.C. Berkeley.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA