Don Colburn is a writer and semi-retired journalist in Portland, Oregon. His newest book of poetry is Because You Might Not Remember (Finishing Line Press, 2010). His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and won the Discovery/The Nation Award, the Finishing Line Press Prize, the Cider Press Book Award and the Duckabush Prize for Poetry. During his newspaper career, he was a reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
Don Colburn has that rare, consoling gift: a pure lyric voice,
nature bathed in what Keats called poetry’s “drainless shower of
light.” In Another Way to Begin, the world happens again,
opening into meaning, in the rich music of its saying.
-- Eleanor Wilner,
poet and MacArthur Fellow
photo by Motoya Nakamura