The River of Life

I grew up along the banks of the Niagara River about ten miles before it dropped over Niagara Falls. Most days it was so calm, graceful and wide. We swam in her water in the summer, and played on the ice in the winter. It was fascinating to visit the American and Canadian sides and watch this river speed up and drop. I grew to see many analogies between rivers and living beings. More

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About Patrick J. Leach

Patrick J. Leach lives in Portland, Oregon. An artist and a writer, Leach has written professionally for companies and universities. He is co-author with Frances Price Cook of a biography, The life and Art of C.S. Price.

In 1995 he abandoned the corporate life, focusing on painting and poetry while earning money caring for neighborhood yards and homes.

Leach has published over 16 books of poetry and art, available in print and eBook formats. Watch for more of his books combining his unique blend of poetry and art.

Leach studied creative writing (poetry) at Cornell University (B.S. General Studies, 1972), and holds two Masters degrees from Washington State University (Sociology, Education). "I've always considered myself a writer. I've taken many paths, tried a variety of occupations, always returning to writing and art."

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