Poet Alice Derry On Watching Salmon

Nov 14, 2012

Chinook Salmon in the fall at Flaming Geyser State Park.
Chinook Salmon in the fall at Flaming Geyser State Park.
Credit Flickr Photo/Dan Hershman

Watching salmon churn upstream to spawn is a quintessentially Northwest scene. But it’s not a terribly intimate one. Port Angeles poet Alice Derry finds the connection between salmon running and a longtime couple accepting the losses they’ve suffered together in her poem, “Finding the Poem.” KUOW’s Elizabeth Austen guides us through the piece.

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