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Patrick Dixon
Works at Dixon Photography/Writing, LLC
Attended Cambridge College
Lives in Olympia, Washington
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Falling into Water
I drove the van as far as I could, until the road ended at a
wall of rocks scattered on the edge of the gravel. We packed the crayons, rolls
of butcher paper, masking tape, water bottles, apples, granola bars, camera and
a few rolls of film into two rucksac...
I drove the van as far as I could, until the road ended at a wall of rocks scattered on the edge of the gravel. We packed the crayons, rolls of butcher paper, masking tape, water bottles, apples, granola bars, camera and a fe...
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New poem and old photo published in Cirque Literary Journal: Black and White
Just had this poem published in Cirque Literary Journal , Winter Solstice, 2014. The print copy is wonderful to hold in your hands and read, filled with writers from the Pacific Northwest. Excellent layout, good writing, great photos and illustrations. You ...
Just had this poem published in Cirque Literary Journal, Winter Solstice, 2014. The print copy is wonderful to hold in your hands and read, filled with writers from the Pacific Northwest. Excellent layout, good writing, great...
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2/3 the way there!
Very excited! One week since we launched our Kickstarter campaign to raise $10K for printing 300 copies of the seven book set of the FisherPoets Anthology: Anchored in Deep Water, we are 62% (that's $6,200!) of the way there!...
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new one tonight...
Zinnias I have a photograph from my childhood of my father, standing in his zinnia garden, puffed-up and beaming, posing for the camera, watering hose in hand, surrounded by blasts of color like blossoms of firework...
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Child of God?
I'm not religious, but a song i was listening to today got me thinking about a woman I often pass on the way to town, and the way so many Christian legislators are attacking women's rights lately. Even though this travels els...
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Thirst I was sitting alone with my dying friend in the back room of her house, where she reclined on a bed of pillows. It was getting close, and even the ice chips weren’t effective any more. Delirious and drugged,...
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Arrival and Departure
I drove the van as far as I could, until the road ended at a
wall of rocks scattered on the edge of the gravel. We packed the crayons, rolls
of butcher paper, masking tape, water bottles, apples, granola bars, camera and
a few rolls of film into two rucksac...
I drove the van as far as I could, until the road ended at a wall of rocks scattered on the edge of the gravel. We packed the crayons, rolls of butcher paper, masking tape, water bottles, apples, granola bars, camera and a fe...
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The Fisherpoets Anthology: Anchored in Deep Water, is a seven-book set of work by writers, poets and songwriters who have performed at the annual Fisherpoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, edited by fisherpoet Patrick Dixon. O...
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New post tonight – a part of fishing we don't talk about much.
Listening to music tonight to drown out the fireworks, I was thinking about the fishing season just under way in Alaska, and found this on the page a few minutes later: The Clothes They Wore In my dream tonight I...
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What are you afraid of? I know what gets me going...
I recall talking with a friend of mine as we stood on a boat inches away from a glacial river about being afraid of heights. “You know what I feel when I get too near the edge?” he asked, leaning out to tighten a nut on...
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Another visit to the vet...
“I’d rather have a different doctor,” I said as I made another appointment for Spencer, my ailing golden friend. The last visit was unproductive, and a bit demeaning, so I thought perhaps a new vet would see his balance...
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Education
  • Cambridge College
    Education, 1998 - 1999
  • Indiana University
    Education, 1969 - 1973
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An ex-Alaskan commercial fisherman writer and photographer
Introduction
I am an independent writer and photographer. My work can be found at Patrick Dixon Fine Art Photography and Patrick Dixon, Writer, Photographer.. I specialize in fine-art photography, marine writing and photography, event photography and commercial photography. 

I am a poet and writer of creative non-fiction and fiction. More of my work can be seen at www.IntheTote.com, a site I curate that displays the work of the readers at the annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, where I have performed for the past 17 years. I edited Anchored in Deep Water: The FisherPoets Anthology, a seven-book set of writing celebrating the commercial fishing industry, published in August, 2014.

I write on two blogs, From the Field is about photography and the other, Gillnet Dreams, is about fishing, life on the water, and really, everything else.
Bragging rights
Fished commercially on Cook Inlet, Alaska for 20 years. I also survived teaching for *gulp* 33 years!
Work
Occupation
I freelance photograph and write for a living.
Employment
  • Dixon Photography/Writing, LLC
    Independent Writer & Photographer, present
  • Centralia High School
    Faculty, Photography, 2000 - 2010
  • South Puget Sound Community College
    Adjunct Faculty -Photography, 2000 - 2011
  • The Evergreen State College
    Interim Faculty - Photography, 1998 - 1998
  • Kenai Central High School
    Faculty - Photography, English, Drama, Journalism, Sp. Ed., 1975 - 1997
  • Kenai Peninsula College
    Interim Faculty - Photography, 1990 - 1991
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Currently
Olympia, Washington
Previously
Kenai, Alaska - Louisville, Kentucky - Logansport, Indiana
Booked a reservation, then called two days in advance to let them know we'd like to postpone because my wife was sick, and they wouldn't do it. Worst customer service ever. When i told them that, her response was, "Well this is the San Juan Islands." Like that gives them an excuse for being shitty. Will never go there now...
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