“When Erik Muller, David Laing, and I got together to start Fireweed, I don’t think we imagined it would be a nine year experience. We did hand-written letters of acceptance, and in some cases made suggestions for edits we’d like to see. Nine years later, we had published nearly 500 poets’ works. We had a great time at our meetings held here in Corvallis. We loved working together and enjoyed asking other poets (Barbara Drake, Clemens Starck, Steve Jones) to be guest editors. I hope you will enjoy having Fireweed issues available on-line because of the hard work of Sydney Elliott. Thank you, Sydney.”
—Ann Staley, founding editor
Fireweed: Poetry of Oregon was founded by poets Erik Muller (Eugene, OR), David Laing (Salem, OR), and Ann Staley (Corvallis, OR).