Six Salty Poets of the Sea
Written by Terry Richard / Published by The Oregonian
Winds of winter will be raging. Rain will be falling in sheets. The mouth of the Columbia River will be churned into a froth of whitecaps.
Either way, the last weekend of February is always the perfect time for another Fisher Poets Gathering.
Astoria is ready to stage its 16th late-winter gathering of commercial fishermen and fisherwomen, who come from Alaska, across the Pacific and from the Atlantic seaboard to tell tales, sing songs and enthrall audiences.The event this coming Friday to Sunday has the feel of a class reunion, but outsiders from the fishing industry can find plenty to enjoy. After all, these are the people who give us what we love: seafood fresh from the sea.