A lifelong Oregonian, Gary Lark grew up in the Umpqua River Valley and was shaped by the river.
His most recent collection is Easter Creek. (Main Street Rag 2021). Other work includes, Daybreak on the Water, (Flowstone Press, 2020); Ordinary Gravity, (Airlie Press, 2019) River of Solace, (Flowstone Press, 2016); In the House of Memory, (BatCat Press, 2016);Without a Map, (Wellstone Press, 2013); Getting By, (Logan House Press, 2009). His poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Catamaran, Poet Lore, Rattle, The Sun, and ZYZZYVA.