The Annual FisherPoets Gathering
The annual FisherPoets Gathering is a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in Astoria, Oregon. Since 1998, fisherpoets, performers, and their fans have gathered on the last February weekend to host their cultural reunion through poetry, prose, and song. Gathering in Astoria’s pubs, galleries, restaurants, and other venues, the poets, songwriters, and storytellers of FisherPoets have offered a creative outlet for the industry’s fishing fleet and friends. This event has also received national and international media fame since its inception.
Mark has been an active participant of The FisherPoets Gathering through his musical talents for years. At his most recent performance, he revealed a trio of new songs, including No More Fish, No Fisherman, and Three Score & Ten.