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Northwest Passages: Fisher Poets

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For twelve years now, fishermen have gathered in Astoria in Astoria to tell stories of their lives in poetry. The annual event is coming up at the end of February. Earlier this year the literary group Writers on the Edge organized a similar event, aiming to broaden the connections among various marine communities.

Here on Thursday, you’ll meet Dave Densmore and Moe Bowstern, just two of the Northwest’s many fine fisherpoets.

They began in different places, and bring different stories from the sea. But they both love the combination life of catching fish and finding the right way to tell their tales.

If you fish and write about it, what inspires you?  If you’ve been to the Fisherpoet’s Gathering, what memories do you harbor?

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