Bob Bumstead

Bob Bumstead taught English at the junior high and high school levels in Eugene for thirty-three years.  For the past twelve years he has taught as an assistant professor for Pacific University’s College of Education where he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Education.

Author's Entries

  • David James Duncan (1952-)

    Rivers have always fascinated Oregon author David James Duncan, who was born in east Portland in 1952. Though he now lives in Montana on an upper tributary of the Columbia, Oregon rivers run through the current of his fiction. While still a student at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Duncan read …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Dayton Ogden Hyde (1925-2018)

    Dayton O. “Hawk” Hyde has been a rancher, naturalist, environmentalist, cowboy historian, photographer, rodeo clown, and writer. Born in Marquette, Michigan, in 1925, he hopped a freight train to Oregon at age thirteen, seduced by the lure of his uncle’s reports of his Yamsi ranch, where there were wild horses …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Gary Snyder (1930-)

    Many think of Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-wining poet and essayist, as primarily a Beat writer or as a member of the San Francisco Renaissance. Certainly in his early career he was intimately associated with Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, and Kenneth Rexroth, but his writing was much more a …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • James Stevens (1892-1972)

    James Stevens, whose national reputation was based on his popularization of the legends of Paul Bunyan, was an early icon of Northwest literature. As Sinclair Lewis wrote, “No one knows the violent men, the violent mountains and woods, of the not-so-old west better than James Stevens, or can recall them …

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