This weekend the Fisher Poets Gathering returns live to Astoria, Oregon, after a two-year digital stint during the pandemic. Now once again familiar downtown venues will be filled with music, poetry and storytelling about life at sea in the commercial fishing industry.

Today we remember one of the FPG’s greats, Jon Campbell, whose gritty, profund and often hilarious songs entertained us, made us laugh and cry. John passed away in 2022, but his spirit lingers on in the hearts of all those who love fisher poets and their work.