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Reading Poetry To Ferns

Photo: Priya Saihgal via Flickr

Photo: Priya Saihgal via Flickr

Evelyn Idzerda teaches music. She also works part time for a civil engineer. And she loves reading poetry, and occasionally writing it. She writes just for fun now, although she used to be a columnist for the Corvallis Gazette-Times. She’s one of the three people selected by the ELandF Gallery to read poetry aloud “selected for the pleasure of local ferns.” We asked, why ferns? Bruce Burris with the Gallery asks, why not? It’s a way to promote poetry and art — not to mention ferns themselves.

Evelyn says when she thinks of ferns she thinks of peace, and says the idea of reading to ferns just sounded nice. She says she’ll read at least one poem of her own and at least one Billy Collins poem, “Aimless Love.”


  • Evelyn Idzerda: Music teacher; reader of poetry to ferns for ELandF Gallery
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