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Patrick Dixon
Works at Dixon Photography/Writing, LLC
Attended Cambridge College
Lives in Olympia, Washington
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Connected
Day 17 NaPoWriMo. Tonight's installment was inspired by a message from eBay and a note from a friend whose father-in-law passed. Connected eBay says it’s shipped the gift I bought for Ella. I discover old friends have passed away via Facebook. My wife PM’s ...
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Forecast Redacted
This is my first ever "Erasure Poem." Find some text, then erase words until you have something else. More concerned with form than message, I decided to have fun with a local forecast. Tomorrow I may try some political piece. Forecast redacted: Maximum umb...
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Dear Mom
Veronica says this needs more. Probably. For tonight, this is what I have. Thanks, Tele, for the FB post that brought this around... Dear Mom, It’s spring again, the lilacs are having their turn now, magnolias a forgotten dream, plums reduced to pink snow i...
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Butterfly
Listening to Joshua Radin tonight, I drew cards for inspiration: Anne Bradstreet and T.S. Eliot. Who knows what that means? Man. More poetry... Butterfly Butterfly, tell me where your wing beat takes us, you forward and up; me mowed under by first kisses la...
Listening to Joshua Radin tonight, I drew cards for inspiration: Anne Bradstreet and T.S. Eliot. Who knows what that means? Man. More poetry... Butterfly Butterfly, tell me where your wing beat takes us, y...
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Seven is the number of forgetting.
Seven is the number of forgetting. I had to be there at seven, and the date escaped me. At nine, when I slammed the trunk, I remembered, tried driving fast enough to turn back time. Didn’t work. Tonight I was sure I needed to be there      at seven. Showed ...
Seven is the number of forgetting. I had to be there at seven, and the date escaped me. At nine, when I slammed the trunk, I remembered, tried driving fast enough to turn back time. Didn’t work. Tonight I was sure...
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Best Effort
Day Seven. After lunch with my sons today. Best Effort You ask, Of anyone who
lived, who would you want to sit
with,  have a  conversation? I can’t choose. Socrates, Jack London, Einstein, Maya Angelou come to mind. Hemingway. Isaac Newton, we both agree, o...
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Connected: The toy cow is on the way...
Day 17 NaPoWriMo. Tonight's installment was inspired by a message from eBay and a note from a friend whose father-in-law passed. Connected eBay says it’s shipped the gift I bought for Ella. I discover old friends have passed away via Facebook. My wife PM’s ...
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Letter to Mom
This is a rewrite of yesterday's poem, with a new stanza. Hope that counts. Feels like a new poem to me. You be the judge. Better or not? Letter to
Mom, 2015 The
mid-April air is sweet. Lilacs
have their turn now, magnolias
a forgotten dream; spring
wind st...
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fill the gap
sleepy tonight, have been all day. lids droop, leaves without water; limbs sag, stick, thoughts pummel me to bed, drop me on the couch, pin me to the chair. take the easy way out: fill the gap.
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Writing with a Migraine
Writing with a Migraine is an exercise in willpower. Sunglare wince. I must get this
down before pain, disorientation, confusion hits. Before eyes can’t   distinguish one key from another, see past the sparkle , the visual aura – the first warning. Slow key...
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Deckhand Fishing Jobs
Day eight. More of the same theme. Fishing Jobs  Tell your daughter you love her so much she’ll remember. Tell your mother, too. Watch the sun rise over the ocean.  Noticehow slow it happens, how much is really packed into the hour before dawn. Do it repeat...
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Payback
Day Six, NapoWriMo.  Payback There are parts of this I don’t talk about. Don’t want to face or admit. Sleepless nights listening to wind shake the house before a fish day, eyes open on the ceiling, backs of eyelids, or out the window, wondering Is this it? ...
Day Six, NapoWriMo.  Payback There are parts of this I don’t talk about. Don’t want to face or admit. Sleepless nights listening to wind shake the house before a fish day, eyes open on the ceiling, ba...
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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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Olympia, Washington
Previously
Kenai, Alaska - Louisville, Kentucky - Logansport, Indiana
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