OFN staff also took part in the 22nd annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon on Feb 22-24. Riki Saltzman and 5 of her Public Folklore students volunteered at FPG and interviewed 5 fisherpoets/commercial fishermen. This brings the number of interviews in OFN’s FPG collection up to 40 (2012-2019).
Thanks to UO’s Folklore and Public Culture Program for funding the students’ and OFN’s fieldwork. And special thanks to fisherpoets Elma Burnham, Clem Stark, Buck Meloy, Phil Lansing, and Maggie Bursch as well as UO students Matthew Schroder, Elizabeth Kallenbach, Sarah Geddry, Prince Lambda, and Iris Teeuwen.