Wayne R. Flower is a visual artist, musician and writer who lives in Portland, Oregon. He has been creating things since he was a child, found his way into punk rock as a teenager, playing in bands of various genres over the years (State Of Confusion, Treepeople, The Halo Benders, among others). In the late 90′s he found himself in the tech business, a career swallowed him for 10 years and whisked him from Seattle to Boston, where he languished for 5 years. Upon finding his life unfulfilling, he moved to Portland, Oregon (a locale he had desired to live in for years). After attending open mics around town and befriending many talented local writers, he began to write again. While he is uncomfortable calling himself a ‘poet’, he will say he is ‘one who writes’. His writing is often full of gravity, and of imagery pulled from the desert river valley in Boise, Idaho where he grew up. Death is also a common theme, as it has been in his life (he has lost his parents and many friends). But don’t let that fool you. It is ultimately about life, for death is a reminder that we need to enjoy the ride while we are here.