09/11/11 - 10:55am
When commercial fishing is slow, or Rich King just has a spare moment during a slow day on the water, he reads his poems to other fisherman over the marine radio.
“I write this stuff on my boat and when fishing’s slow, I’m usually writing,” said the Kenai fisherman.
Often the listener is also the subject, getting a first taste of the words immortalizing the fisherman’s life and plight.
“...I write poetry in my log on the boat,” King said. At the end of the season, he transfers it to legal pads.