Albany poet Doug Stone's book, The Season of Distress and Clarity, was published this year by Finishing Line Press.
He worked in social services for 40 years and most recently was an analyst and consultant on public policy issues for states, AARP, and the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. Since retiring, he has been taking lots of road trips around Oregon, spending time with his grand kids, and taking classes at his alma mater, Oregon State University in Art and Art History.
His poems have appeared in Fireweed, The Portland Review, The Oregonian, Cloudbank, Fault Lines, Riven Poetry Journal, and the anthology, A Ritual To Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford. Stone won the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall 2016 Poet’s Choice Award.
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