The Washington State Poet Laureate: What I Know

Tod Marshall does not lead a life of poetic contemplation—he races across the state in a blur of readings and workshops. For the end of National Poetry Month, here’s a sample of what he’s learned.

  • April 25, 2017
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  • Editorial
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  • By Tod Marshall

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Talk to Me

We humans love to talk, but not so much to listen. Why? Because true dialogue takes courage, and a willingness to be “dead wrong.”

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Looking for Betty MacDonald

  • January 12, 2017
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  • Feature
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  • By Paula Becker

A historian seeks to uncover more about the author of “The Egg and I” and “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle” and becomes lost in Betty’s world—a place where humor overcomes tragedy, and a story deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

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Reading Habits: Erin Belieu

The poet and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist on reading “The Brothers Karamozov” in one night, her love of “Middlemarch,” and how she can’t seem to return a library book.

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