Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes is a writer and poet who taught English and writing at Portland Community College. He has published several essays on C.E.S. Wood and is the co-editor of Wood Works: The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood. He is the editor of Friends of William Stafford: A Journal & Newsletter for Poets & Poetry.

Author's Entries

  • C.E.S. Wood (1852-1944)

    C.E.S. Wood may have been the most influential cultural figure in Portland in the forty years surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. He helped found the Portland Art Museum and was instrumental in making the Multnomah County Library a free and public institution. He secured the services of his …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Opal Whiteley (1897-1992)

    In March 1920, the Atlantic Monthly ran the first of six excerpts from the diary of Opal Whiteley, apparently written when she was six or seven years old. Atlantic published the diary as a book in August, and it became a bestseller. The Story of Opal, Journal of an Understanding …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Sara Bard Field (1882-1974)

    Poet and suffragist Sara Bard Field lived in Portland in the early part of the twentieth century. Her poetry, her support of women’s suffrage, and her controversial relationship with Charles Erskine Scott Wood, a Portland cultural icon, made an indelible imprint on the history of Oregon. Field was born …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • William Everson (1910-1994)

    William Oliver Everson, a prominent poet in the San Francisco Renaissance, was also a master printer, Dominican lay brother, literary scholar, riveting speaker, and dynamic teacher. During World War II, he spent several years in Waldport, Oregon, at a fine arts camp for conscientious objectors. Everson was born in Sacramento, …

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