Locus Focus on 12/26/11
ANOTHER WAY THE RIVER HAS: An Interview with Author Robin Cody
Rivers define Oregon. They shape the landscapes and wildlife habitats as well as human settlements and politics of this very watery place. There are few people who know and can describe Oregon's rivers like Oregon author Robin Cody. On this episode of Locus Focus, Robin joins us to describe his river adventures and reflections, whether he is canoeing the entire length of the Columbia River or floating the Willamette and lower Columbia in his handmade motorized boat, the Turtle. For Robin, the river is a metaphor for our lives, just as our lives are metaphors for the river. Along the way, we'll touch base with his latest collection of essays: Another Way the River Has.
Robin Cody, an Oregon native, is the author of Ricochet River and Voyage of a summer sun, both which appeared on the Oregon State Library's "150 Oregon Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial. Cody has worked as an English teacher, a dean of college admissions, a baseball umpire and a school bus driver, and lives in Portland. Cody is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon.