As a collection of pit stops – from childhood solitude to foreign corners and over to heartbreak – the poems in “I Still Go to Bed with Water” accept strange intimacy as the resting temperature. Yet not without humor or gratitude – and even Burt Lancaster – the poems remind us to keep our eyes open to what was and what is while contemplating the perfection of imperfect memory.
Listen at NPR: This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate change and women’s safety.
Listen at Marketplace: On any given day, there are over 400,000 kids in foster care in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A little more than half will find homes. For kids and parents making that transition, the Bridge Meadows housing community in Portland, Oregon is experimenting with inter-generational living to help the new families work.
Listen at Marketplace: Police use of force has come under scrutiny in recent years – especially in communities of color. It’s raised concerns around aggression – and how officers can control it. One police department in Oregon is turning to mindfulness as a possible solution.