Raymond Carver - Wikipedia
Early life. Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, a mill town on the Columbia River, and grew up in Yakima, Washington, the son of Ella Beatrice (née Casey) and Clevie Raymond Carver. His father, a sawmill worker from Arkansas, was a fisherman and a heavy drinker.Carver''s mother worked on and off as a waitress and a retail clerk. His brother, James Franklin Carver, was born in 1943.