Jay Rishel

Jay Rishel has taught English at Wilsonville High School since 2000 and currently serves on the board of the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Northeast Portland. He swears never to talk about Chuck Palahniuk again.

Author's Entries

  • Chuck Palahniuk (1962-)

    Fiction writer and journalist Chuck Palahniuk (pronounced paula-nick) was born on February 21, 1962, in Pasco, Washington. He attended the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, graduating in 1986, and began his journalism career at National Public Radio station KLCC in Eugene before moving to Portland to work for the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Clemens Starck (1937–2024)

    As a poet and a carpenter, Clem Starck graced Oregon with his craftsmanship for the better part of four decades. Whether building with words or wood, he has practiced the two trades synchronously. "Writing a poem,” he said, “was like making a model,…it was something small that represented something large." …

    Oregon Encyclopedia