Cordova’s very own celebrate their fishing culture with verse, song and food. Last Thursday at the Anchor Bar & Grill located down in the Old Harbor, fisherpoets schooled up to perform original lines to a packed house.
Themes ranged from mending woes, as described by Patty McGuire by “miles and miles of little green piles” to burials at sea gone awry, to thanking salmoning, from sitting on a bucket in the rain to dangerous bar crossings, to one liners heard on board a seiner.
Other themes touched on a more political side of issues that can threaten our fisheries such as Pebble Mine and genetically modified salmon, sung to the tune of Old McDonald had a farm, no less. “Man, my food is really creeping me out, e i e i o. I think I’m getting a case of the gout, e i e i o.
The evening ended with musicians bringing down the house.